Variation in Linguistic Systems
By (author) James A. Walker
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Variation in Linguistic Systems by James A. Walker
Book DescriptionTying together work on a number of languages and linguistic varieties in different locales, this book provides students and researchers with a convenient, unified overview of variationist analysis in linguistics. Variation in Linguistic Systems takes a theoretical and quantitative approach to the study of variation in language, focusing on the role of language-internal constraints on variation and the relation of linguistic variation to linguistic theory. It introduces the basic concepts of variationist linguistics and includes key discussions on language change, language contact, the different types of variation, multivariate analysis with GoldVarb, and variation in sound and grammatical systems. Here is an ideal textbook for an introductory course on variation, as well as a useful resource for scholars with some background in linguistics who are interested in the study of language variation and its relation to the wider field of linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415990684
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James A. Walker
Variation in Linguistic Systems, Hardback (January 2009)
Language Variation is a commonly taught course in the linguistics curriculum. This book offers a resource to students and researchers in the broad field of Applied Linguistics on the topic of the linguistic variation. It intends to be an introductory, unified view of variationist analysis for students coming from other areas of linguistics.
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Author Biography - James A. Walker
James A. Walker is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at York University in Toronto. His area of research is the quantitative analysis of sociolinguistic variation, including interests in language contact, bilingualism, ethnicity, pidgins and creoles, as well as the relationship among phonology, morphology, and syntax.
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