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Variationist Sociolinguistics Change, Observation, Interpretation

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ISBN-10: 1405135913

ISBN-13: 9781405135917

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sali A. Tagliamonte

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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…    
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List price: $31.25
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Series Editor's Preface
Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
Sociolinguistics as Language Variation and Change
Sociolinguistics
The Linguistic Variable
Linguistic Change
The Principle of Accountability
Circumscribing the Variable Context
Evolution of the Linguistic Variable
The Importance of Accountability
Language Variation and Change and Linguistic Theory
Exercises
Social Patterns
Social Class
Sex (or Gender)
Style and Register
Mobility in Space and Mobility in Class
Social Network, Communities of Practice
Ethnicity and Culture
The Mass Media
Age
Types of Change
Principles of Linguistic Change
Summary
Exercises
Linguistic Patterns
Sound Change
Morphological Change
Syntactic Change
Semantic Change
Grammaticalization
Lexical Effects
Exemplar Theory
Exercises
Data and Method
The Speech Community
Corpus Building
Creating Sociolinguistic Corpora
The Individual and the Group
Constructing an LVC Study
Research Ethics
The Gold - Your Data
The Real World
Quantitative Analysis
The Quantitative Paradigm
Distributional Analysis
Statistical Modeling
The Three Lines of Evidence
The Case Study -Variable (that)
Goldvarb Logistic Regression
Challenging the Variable Rule Program
Drawbacks to the Variable Rule Program
New Toolkits for Variationist Sociolinguistics
Summary
Exercises
Comparative Sociolinguistics
Comparison
The Comparative Method
Comparison in Origins
Comparison in Language Contact
Standards for Comparison
Variable (did)
Exercises
Phonological Variables
Variable (t,d)
Variable (ing)
Tips for Studying Phonological Variables
Exercises
Morpho-Syntactic Variables
Verbal (s)
Adverb (ly)
Modal (have to)
Studying Morpho-Syntactic Variables
Exercises
Discourse/Pragmatic Features
General Extenders
Studying the Discourse/Pragmatic Variable
Exercises
Tense/Aspect Variables
Grammaticalization and Tense/Aspect Variables
Future (going to)
Perfect (have)
Studying Tense/Aspect Variables
Exercises
Other Variables
Variable (come)
Variable (Intensifiers)
Language and the Internet
Studying Unusual Variables
Exercises
Sociolinguistic Explanations
What Are the Constraints on Change?
How Does Language Change?
How Is a Change Embedded in Social and Linguistic Systems?
Evaluation of a Change
Statistical Modeling
Traditional Explanations
The Principle of Interaction
Corpora Cited
Time Periods in the History of English
References
Subject Index
Index of Linguistic Variables