Sociolinguistic Variation and Change
By (author) Peter Trudgill
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Sociolinguistic Variation and Change by Peter Trudgill
Book DescriptionSociolinguistic Variation and Change is a selection of Peter Trudgill's major works since 1990, appearing here in updated and revised form. The book deals with a number of different but related topics: *The role of English in the world, and the nature of Standard English or Englishes *Language as a human issue and how sociolinguistic research might solve educational and other real-world problems *The problematic and interconnected relationships between nation and language and dialect, and the linguistic characteristics of the varieties concerned *Sociohistorical linguistics, in particular the relationship between colonial and motherland varieties of English; dialect contact and language contact; and the sociolinguistically informed dialectology of linguistic change. The major overall unifying theme of the book is linguistic variation and, as the diachronic outcome of linguistic variation, linguistic change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748615155
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Trudgill
Dialect Matters, Hardback (August 2016)
Trudgill's lively book traces the histories of dialects and accents, and defends the legitimacy of the language of ordinary people.
Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English, Hardback (April 2015)
This book documents the lesser-known varieties of English which have been overlooked and understudied within the canon of English linguistics.
English Accents and Dialects, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Peter Trudgill
English Accents and Dialects provides a unique introductory guide to the regional and social varieties of English spoken in the UK and Ireland.
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Author Biography - Peter Trudgill
Peter Trudgill is Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of East Anglia, Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and Professor of English Linguistics at Agder University College, Norway.
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