LINGUIST List 10.1226

Fri Aug 20 1999

Books: Dialectology

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  1. Susan Cronin, Dialectology, 2nd Ed., J. K. Chambers & P. Trudgill

Message 1: Dialectology, 2nd Ed., J. K. Chambers & P. Trudgill

Date: 18 Aug 99 13:56:01 -0700
From: Susan Cronin <>
Subject: Dialectology, 2nd Ed., J. K. Chambers & P. Trudgill

Second Edition
J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto
Peter Trudgill, University of Lausanne 

When first published in 1980, Dialectology broke new ground by giving
an integrated account of the social and regional aspects of
dialectology. In this updated edition, the authors offer new sections
on dialectometry and mapping variability, as well as updates of recent
developments.The book examines dialectology in its widest sense, as
the study of the way language, dialect and accent varies from place to
place, social group to social group and time to time. As a
comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this new edition
makes an ideal introduction to the subject.

Preface to the second edition; List of maps; List of figures; List of
tables; The International Phonetic Alphabet; BACKGROUND: 1.Dialect and
language; 2.Dialect geography; 3.Dialectology and linguistics; 4.Urban
dialectology; SOCIAL VARIATION: 5.Social differentiation and language;
6.Sociolinguistic structure and linguistic innovation; SPATIAL
VARIATION: 7.Boundaries; 8.Transitions; MECHANISMS OF VARIATION:
9.Variability; 10.Diffusion: sociolinguistic and lexical;
11.Diffusion: geographical; 12. Towards geolinguistics; Bibliography;

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
1999/224 pp.
0-521-59378-6/Hb/List: $59.95 Disc.: $47.96
0-521-59646-7/Pb/List: $22.95 Disc.: $18.36

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