Style and Sociolinguistic Variation
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Style and Sociolinguistic Variation by Penelope Eckert
Book DescriptionThis study of sociolinguistic variation examines the relation between social identity and ways of speaking. Studying variations in language not only reveals a great deal about speakers' strategies with respect to variables such as social class, gender, ethnicity and age, it also affords us the opportunity to observe linguistic change in progress. The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation. Beginning with an introduction to theoretical issues, the book goes on to discuss key approaches to stylistic variation in spoken language, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylistic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521591911
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Penelope Eckert
Language and Gender, Hardback (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, Paperback (January 2002)
Offers a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language.
Language Variation as Social Practice, Paperback (December 1999)
aeo Provides an ethnographically rich account of sociolinguistic variation in an adolescent population. aeo Shows how local processes coincide with the global patterning of variation with class, gender and age. aeo Uncovers the nature of social meaning and the dynamics of influence in variation.
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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