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Message 1: Sociolinguistics/Dialectology: Language Variation and Change

Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 10:13:54 -0500
From: Coleman, Sarah <scolemanblackwellpub.com>
Subject: Sociolinguistics/Dialectology: Language Variation and Change

NEW BOOK FROM BLACKWELL PUBLISHING

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
Edited by J.K. Chambers, Peter Trudgill, and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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.
The book begins with an examination of the methodologies employed by
linguists working in linguistic variation and change, and then
addresses the levels of linguistic structure that have been the main
foci of work in the field. 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 further covers variation through geographical space,
and language and dialect contact from a variationist perspective,
while also considering the implications that research in different
types of societies may have for work in the field. Each section
begins with an introduction by the editors which sets out the
boundaries of the field and places each of the chapters in
perspective. This Handbook allows the next generation of academics to
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Contents: 
List of Contributors.
Preface.
Studying Language Variation: An Informal Epistemology: J.K. Chambers
(University of Toronto, Canada).

Part I: Methodologies:
Field Methods:
Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).
1. Entering the Community: Field Work: Crawford Feagin (University of
Zurich, Switzerland).
2. Language with an Attitude: Dennis Preston (Michigan State University,
USA).
3. Investigating Variation and Change in Written Documents: Edgar W.
Schneider (University of Regensburg, Germany).
4. Inferring Variation and Change from Public Corpora: Laurie Bauer
(Victoria University of Wellington, NZ).
Evaluation:
Introduction: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).
5. The Quantitative Paradigm: Robert Bayley (University of Texas at San
Antonio, USA).
6. Implicational Scales: John R. Rickford (Stanford University, USA).
7. Instrumental Phonetics: Erik R. Thomas (North Carolina State University,
USA).

Part II: Linguistic Structure:
Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).
8. Variation and Phonological Theory: Arto Anttila (Boston
University/National University of Singapore).
9. Investigating Chain Shifts and Mergers: Matthew Gordon (University of
Missouri at Columbia, USA).
10. Variation and Syntactic Theory: Alison Henry (Queens University,
Belfast, Northern Ireland).
11. Discourse Variation: Ronald Macaulay (Pitzer College, USA).

Part III: Social Factors:
Time:
Introduction: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University, USA).
12. Real and Apparent Time: Guy Bailey (University of Texas at San Antonio,
USA).
13. Child Language Variation: Julie Roberts (University of Vermont, USA).
14. Patterns of Variation, Including Change: J.K. Chambers (University of
Toronto, Canada).
Social Differentiation:
Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).
15. Investigating Stylistic Variation: Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown
University, USA).
16. Social Class: Sharon Ash (University of Pennsylvania, USA).
17. Sex and Gender in Variationist Research: Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary and
Westfield College, University of London, England).
18. Ethnicity: Carmen Fought (Pitzer College, USA).
Domains:
Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).
19. Language and Identity: Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona,
USA).
20. The Family: Kirk Hazen (West Virginia University, USA).
21. Communities of Practice: Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh,
Scotland).
22. Social Networks: Lesley Milroy (University of Michigan, USA).
23. The Speech Community: Peter L. Patrick (Essex University, England).

Part IV: Contact:
Introduction: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).
24. Space and Spatial Diffusion: David Britain (Essex University, England).
25. Linguistic Outcomes of Language Contact: Gillian Sankoff (University of
Pennsylvania, USA).
26. Koineization and Accommodation: Paul Kerswill (Reading University,
England).

Part V: Language and Societies:
Introduction: J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto, Canada).
27. Linguistic and Social Typology: Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg,
Switzerland).
28. Comparative Sociolinguistics: Sali Tagliamonte (University of York,
England).
29. Language Death and Dying: Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State University,
USA).
Index.

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