Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation,Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate levelexamination of Language Variation and Change, the branch ofsociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken andwritten language.
Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history,developments, and methodologies of variationistsociolinguistics
Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areasnot 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 contemporaryquantitative methods and statistical practice
Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level tofacilitate student learning
Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogicalfeatures, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension,extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, theopportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-beforepublished data set, and Notes and Tips that offerinsight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materialsand answers to the exercises are available at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte"www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte/a
About the author
Sali A. Tagliamonte is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is author of Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (2006), co-author of African American English in the Diaspora: Tense and Aspect (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), and has published on African American varieties; British, Irish, and Canadian dialects; as well as child, teen, television, and Internet languages.
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