The Handbook of Language Variation and ChangeThe Handbook of Language Variation and Change



This new edition offers a convenient and accessible repository of essential knowledge that demonstrates the continuing vitality of the discipline.

Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118335512

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Page: 616

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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics

Linguistic Variation and ChangeLinguistic Variation and Change



Early childhood Older children and adolescents Adulthood Transmission and incrementation of changes 119 119 119 123 124 124 Part III: Variation, change, and linguistic structure Introduction to Part III 129 131 8 Structural patterns I: ...

Author: Scott F. Kiesling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748637638

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Page: 208

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The study of variation and change is at the heart of the sociolinguistics. Providing a wide survey of the field, this textbook is organised around three constraints on variation: linguistic structure, social structure and identity, and social and linguistic perception. By considering both structure and meaning, Scott F. Kiesling examines the most important issues surrounding variation theory, including canonical studies and terms as well as challenges to them.

The Handbook of Language Variation and ChangeThe Handbook of Language Variation and Change



Child language variation is an area of research that emerged within the field of variationist sociolinguistics, ... There are a number of reasons why the early work on language variation and change did not focus on the speech of young ...

Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119457084

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Page: 618

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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics

Stability Variation and Change of Word order Patterns Over TimeStability Variation and Change of Word order Patterns Over Time



They indicate the crucial importance of analyzing textual and cross-textual WO variations in synchrony and diachrony for understanding change. A number of aspects of variation are discussed, like synchronic oscillations, ...

Author: Rosanna Sornicola

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027237200

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Page: 355

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The issue of permanence and change of word-order patterns has long been debated in both historical linguistics and structural theories. The interest in this theme has been revamped by contemporary research in typology with its emphasis on correlation or 'harmonies' of structures of word-order as explicative principles of both synchronic and diachronic processes. The aim of this book is to stimulate a critical reconsideration of perspectives and methods in the study of continuities and discontinuities of word-order patterns. Bringing together contributions by specialists of various theoretical backgrounds and with expertise in different language families or groups (Caucasian, Hamito-Semitic, and among Indo-European Hittite, Greek, Celtic, Germanic, Slavonic, Romance), the book addresses issues like the notions of stability, variation and change of word-order and their interrelations, the interplay of syntactic and pragmatic factors, and the role of internal and external factors in synchronic and diachronic dynamics of word-order. The book contains a selection of papers presented at a workshop held at the XIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Dusseldorf, August 1997) and additonal invited contributions.

Variation and Change in Spoken and Written DiscourseVariation and Change in Spoken and Written Discourse



analysis of six newspapers, he identifies some aspects of variation (morphological and text-linguistic). Besides the study of grammatical variation, the analysis gives – linguistic – answers to a classification of early English ...

Author: Julia Bamford

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271211

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Page: 290

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This book focuses on aspects of variation and change in language use in spoken and written discourse on the basis of corpus analyses, providing new descriptive insights, and new methods of utilising small specialized corpora for the description of language variation and change. The sixteen contributions included in this volume represent a variety of diverse views and approaches, but all share the common goal of throwing light on a crucial dimension of discourse: the dialogic interactivity between the spoken and written. Their foci range from papers addressing general issues related to corpus analysis of spoken dialogue to papers focusing on specific cases employing a variety of analytical tools, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of small and large corpora. The present volume constitutes a highly valuable tool for applied linguists and discourse analysts as well as for students, instructors and language teachers.

Language variation and change in social networksLanguage variation and change in social networks



Dialect homogeneity and incipient variation: Changes in progress in Toronto and Vancouver. Sheffield Working Papers in Language and Linguistics 2. Cheshire, Jenny (1982). Variation in an English dialect: A sociolinguistic study.

Author: Robin Dodsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317281702

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Page: 206

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This monograph takes up recent advances in social network methods in sociology, together with data on economic segregation, in order to build a quantitative analysis of the class and network effects implicated in vowel change in a Southern American city. Studies of sociolinguistic variation in urban spaces have uncovered durable patterns of linguistic difference, such as the maintenance of blue collar/white collar distinctions in the case of stable linguistic variables. But the underlying interactional origins of these patterns, and the interactional reasons for their durability, are not well understood, due in part to the near-absence of large-scale network investigation. This book undertakes a sociolinguistic network analysis of data from the Raleigh corpus, a set of conversational interviews collected form natives of Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2008-2017. Acoustic analysis of the corpus shows the rapid, ongoing retreat from the Southern Vowel Shift and increasing participation in national vowel changes. The social distribution of these trends is explored via standard social factors such as occupation as well as innovative network variables, including a measure of nestedness in the community network. The book aims to pursue new network-based questions about sociolinguistic variation that can be applied to other corpora, making this key reading for students and researchers in sociolinguistics and historical linguistics as well as those interested in further understanding how existing quantitative network methods from sociological research might be applied to sociolinguistic data.

Sprachliche ImitationSprachliche Imitation



This book contains a study on fictional, imitated language.

Author: Lea Schäfer

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ISBN: 3946234801

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Page: 436

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This book contains a study on fictional, imitated language. In detailed analyses it shows how Jewish figures were characterized through their language in German fiction (18th until early 20th century). It discloses which structures of this fictional language originate from the Yiddish language and which are reflexes of (the author's) orality. At the same time the study contains a comprehensive description of Western Yiddish and its grammatical structures, which are compared with German and Eastern Yiddish varieties.

Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary FrenchSociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary French



A unifying theme of the volume is the role of external sociolinguistic factors in both variation and change. From a diatopic perspective, varieties of French in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Canada are considered, ...

Author: Kate Beeching

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218650

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Page: 273

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Divided into three main sections on Phonology, Syntax and Semantics, this new volume on variation in French aims to provide a snapshot of the state of sociolinguistic research inside and outside metropolitan France. From a diatopic perspective, varieties in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Canada are considered, mainly with respect to phonological features but also focusing on syntactic and lexical evolutions (the relative clause in Ivorian French and discourse markers in Canadian French). The acquisition of stylistic features of French figures in chapters on both first and second language learners and variation across different genres is addressed with respect to non-standard non-finite forms. Finally, a section on semantic change traces the way that interactional and other socio-historical factors affect word meaning. The volume will appeal to (socio-)linguists with an interest in contemporary French as well as to advanced undergraduates and post-graduate students of French and specialists in the field.

The Oxford Handbook of SociolinguisticsThe Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics



British Sign Language (BSL) age, 512 phonological variation and change, 505–7 region, 510 ethnicity, 515–17 example of lexical variation due to ethnicity in ASL, 516 Maori signs in NZSL, 516, 517 NZSL, 516, 517 United Kingdom, ...

Author: Robert Bayley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199344079

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Page: 912

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From its beginnings in the 1960s, sociolinguistics developed several different subfields with distinct methods and interests: the variationist tradition established by Labov, the anthropological tradition of Hymes, interactional sociolinguistics as developed by Gumperz, and the sociology of language represented by the work of Fishman. All of these areas have seen a great deal of growth in recent decades, and recent studies have led to a more broadly inclusive view of sociolinguistics. Hence there is a need for a handbook that will survey the main areas of the field, point out the lacunae in our existing knowledge base, and provide directions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics will differ from existing work in four major respects. First, it will emphasize new methodological developments, particularly the convergence of linguistic anthropology and variationist sociolinguistics. Second, it will include chapters on sociolinguistic developments in areas of the world that have been relatively neglected in the major journals. Third, its chapters are written by contributors who have worked in a range of languages and whose work addresses sociolinguistic issues in bi- and multilingual contexts, i.e. the contexts in which a majority of the world's population lives. Finally, it will include substantial material on the rapidly growing study of sign language sociolinguistics.

Early Biblical Hebrew Late Biblical Hebrew and Linguistic VariabilityEarly Biblical Hebrew Late Biblical Hebrew and Linguistic Variability



environment that would initiate change and is favorable to the new form Y; E2 is the environment that is favorable to the old form X. X/Y indicates the use of both forms, that is, the state of variation. Table 2.

Author: Dong-Hyuk Kim

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004235601

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Page: 203

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In Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability, Dong-Hyuk Kim offers a sociolinguistic evaluation of the issue of the linguistic dating of biblical texts.