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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted pursuits. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change.
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Written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, The Handbook of Language Variation and Change reflects the vitality, diversity, and growth of the discipline. It is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change.The volume presents views of linguistic variation in the diverse contexts that give it meaning and significance, across generations, social strata, and domains of interaction. It includes an extensive examination of the methodologies employed by linguists working in linguistic variation and change, addressing the levels of linguistic structure that have been the main foci of work in the field. Invaluable section introductions by the editors set out the boundaries of the field, and place each of the chapters in perspective.This authoritative resource allows the next generation of academics to perpetuate all of these fields of study and explore them with the kind of depth unimaginable to their predecessors.About the Author:
J. K. Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Sociolinguistic Theory: Language Variation and Its Social Significance (second edition, Blackwell 2003), and co-author with Peter Trudgill of Dialectology (second edition, 1998), as well as other books and scores of articles.
Peter Trudgill is Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is author of Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society (1996), and Dialects of England (second edition, Blackwell 1999), and co-editor with Laurie Bauer of Language Myths (1999). He is editor of Blackwell’s Language in Society series.
Natalie Schilling-Estes is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is co-author of Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: The Story of the Ocracoke Brogue (1997) and American English (Blackwell 1998), both with Walt Wolfram.
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