Language Variation as Social Practice
By (author) Penelope Eckert
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Language Variation as Social Practice by Penelope Eckert
Book DescriptionThis volume provides an ethnographically rich account of sociolinguistic variation in an adolescent population.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631186045
(229mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Penelope Eckert
Language and Gender, Paperback (February 2013)
Updated and restructured new edition of a textbook for courses in language and gender which is accessible to non-linguists.
Style and Sociolinguistic Variation, Hardback (January 2002)
Offers a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language.
Linguistic Variation as a Social Practice, Hardback (December 1999)» View all books by Penelope Eckert
Based on two years of sociolinguistic and ethnographic fieldwork in one school, supplemented by shorter periods of fieldwork in three other schools, this study focuses on the polarized social categories, the 'jocks' and the 'burnouts', that dominate social organization in all of these schools.
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Author Biography - Penelope Eckert
Penelope Eckert is Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning in Menlo Park, CA. She has also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Jocks and Burnouts (1989), editor of New Ways of Analyzing Sound Change (1991), and co--editor of The Cornell Lectures: Women in the Linguistic Profession (1990).
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