Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation - Language in Society (Paperback)Sali A. Tagliamonte (author)
Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 30/09/2011
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Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate level examination of Language Variation and Change, the branch of sociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken and written language. * Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history, developments, and methodologies of variationist sociolinguistics * Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areas not usually covered in introductory texts, e.g. the phonological, morpho-syntactic, discourse/pragmatic * Outlines comparative sociolinguistic approach, data collection, methodological issues; and addresses state-of-the-art contemporary quantitative methods and statistical practice * Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level to facilitate student learning * Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogical features, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension, extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, the opportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-before published data set, and Notes and Tips that offer insight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materials and answers to the exercises are available at www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 714 g
Dimensions: 240 x 173 x 23 mm
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