Description - Sociolinguistic Theory by J. K. Chambers
The revised edition of Sociolinguistic Theory presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics, centering on the study of language variation and change. * A revised introduction to sociolinguistic theory by one of the top scholars in the field * Provides a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics that centres on the study of language variation and change, now incorporating the latest developments in the field * Shows how empirical explorations have made sociolinguistics the most stimulating field in the contemporary study of language * Discusses the linguistic variable and its significance, crucial social variables such as social stratification, sex, and age, and the cultural significance of linguistic variation
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Author Biography - J. K. Chambers
J. K. Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is co-editor of
The Handbook of Language Variation and Change (with Peter Trudgill and Natalie Schilling-Estes, Wiley-Blackwell, 2002), co-author (with Peter Trudgill) of
Dialectology (2nd edition, 1998), and also author of other books and scores of articles. He works extensively as a forensic consultant, and maintains a parallel vocation in jazz criticism, including the prizewinning biography
Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis (1998).