LINGUIST List 8.916

Sat Jun 21 1997

Books: Sociolinguistics

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Additional information on the following books, as well as a short backlist of the publisher's titles, is available at the end of this issue.

Message 1: New Books: Sociolinguistics

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 09:18:44 -0400
From: Tony Schiavo <tonybenjamins.com>
Subject: New Books: Sociolinguistics

John Benjamins Publishing would like to call to your attention the
following newly published books in the field of Sociolinguistics:


TOWARDS A SOCIAL SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE. PAPERS IN HONOR OF WILLIAM LABOV.
VOLUME 1: VARIATION AND CHANGE IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY.
Gregory Guy, Crawford Feagin, John Baugh & Deborah Schiffrin (eds.)
1996 xviii, 436 pp. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 127

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 581 8 Price: $89.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 3630 5 Price: Hfl. 160,--

John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

This is a the first of a two-volume collection of original research papers
designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov
has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are
addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in
sections I and Il of the first volume take this as their central theme,
with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on
the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The
study of African American English, and other language varieties in the
Americas spoken by people of African descent and influenced by their
linguistic heritage, is the subject of the papers in section III of the
first volume. The third theme is the study of discourse; the papers in
section I of the second volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that
go back to Labov's work on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic
discourse. Fourth is the emphasis on language use, the search for
discursive, interactive, and meaningful determinants of the complexity in
human communication. Papers with these themes appear in section II of the
second volume. 


TOWARDS A SOCIAL SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE
VOLUME 2: SOCIAL INTERACTION AND DISCOURSE STRUCTURES
Gregory Guy, Crawford Feagin, Deborah Schiffrin, John Baugh (eds.)
1997 xv, 295 pp. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 128

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 582 6 Price: US$75.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 3631 3 Price: Hfl. 130,--

John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to
reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on
linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed:
First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II
of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on
either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal
linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African
American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by
people of African descent and influenced by their linguistic heritage, is
the subject of the papers in section III of the first volume. The third
theme is the study of discourse; the papers in section I of the second
volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that go back to Labov's work
on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic discourse. Fourth is the
emphasis on language use, the search for discursive, interactive, and
meaningful determinants of the complexity in human communication. Papers
with these themes appear in section II of the second volume. 
Contributors volume 2: Charlotte Linde; Emanuel A. Schegloff; 
Deborah Schiffrin; Anne Bower; Marjorie Harness Goodwin; 
Barbara M. Horvath; Roger W. Shuy; E. Judith Weiner; Sylvie Dubois & David
Sankoff; John Gumperz; Maria Luiza Braga & 
Marco Antonio de Oliveira; Ellen F. Prince; John Myhill; 
Sally Boyd; Shana Poplack; Benji Wald.

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John Benjamins North America e-mail: tonybenjamins.com
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