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Linguistic variation and change

Kiesling, SF (2011) Linguistic variation and change. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780748637614

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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. Research in non-English and non-European contexts is also addressed. A range of different topics within sociolinguistics is covered including: The linguistic variable and its status; Sociolinguistic methods; The description of variable patterns; Linguistic and social structure; Social meaning and perception. With over 50 figures and a practical section on methodology, this textbook is an ideal solution for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociolinguistics seeking a comprehensive study of variation and change.


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Item Type: Book
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kiesling, SFkiesling@pitt.eduKIESLING0000-0003-4954-1038
Date: 29 April 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Linguistics
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780748637614
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 20:45
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 12:55


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