By: Penelope Eckert and John R. Rickford (eds)
Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2002
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 012781
Binding: Hard Cover
This 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 vari... View More...