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Books: Sociolinguistics: Marshall

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  1. C.O'Connor, Language Change and Sociolinguistics: Marshall

Message 1: Language Change and Sociolinguistics: Marshall

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:40:08 -0500 (EST)
From: C.O'Connor <C.O'>
Subject: Language Change and Sociolinguistics: Marshall

Title: Language Change and Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: Rethinking Social Networks
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan		 
Book URL:

Author: Jonathan Marshall, Lecturer at the Department of English
	Language at the University of Edinburgh.

Hardback: ISBN: 1403914877, Pages: 264, Price: $50/$75


This sociolinguistic study offers a new theoretical framework for
understanding the diffusion of language change within a
community. Advanced statistical analysis methods are used in
rigorously testing the supposed norm-enforcement effect of social
networks. Revisions to the social network model are proposed, allowing
the effects of various social factors operating simultaneously on the
individual to be considered in evaluating the process of resistance to
language change.

Theoretical Background and Previous Research
The Research Design
AGE Across the Individual Phonological Variables
Testing for Correlations Across the Entire Database
Statistical Testing
Implications for Future Research

Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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