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Tue Dec 22 1998

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Christoph Eyrich, Sociolinguistics

Message 1: Sociolinguistics

Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 17:00:34 +0100 (MET)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics

 Tetsuya Kunihiro, Fumio Inoue, and Daniel Long (Editors)


 1998. 23 x 15,5 cm. XVI, 489 pages
		 Cloth DM 248,-/approx. US$ 155.00
			 ISBN 3-11-014979-6
	 Contributions to the Sociology of Language 81

 Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

The book presents a collection of papers by Takesi Sibata, one of the
leading linguists in Japan and a pioneer in the field of Japanese
sociolinguistics. While incorporating numerous ideas from Western
linguistics, Japanese sociolinguistics has developed largely
independently from Western tradition. The volume not only makes
accessible the work of a most influential scholar but, at the same
time, provides an overdue introduction to the field of Japanese


Foreword * Dr. Takesi Sibata and the principal trends in Japanese
sociolinguistics * I. THE STUDY OF SOCIOLINGUISTICS * 1. The language
life of the Japanese * 2. The survey of a speech community and its
methodology * 3. A 24 hour survey of the language life of the Japanese
* 4. Individual differences among investigators of linguistic
geography * II. HONORIFICS * 5. Honorifics and honorifics research *
6. The honorific prefix `o-' in contemporary Japanese * 7. Learning
to say `haha' * 8. The language life of Machino * 9. Honorifics in a
community * III. LANGUAGE CHANGE * 10. The rise and fall of dialects *
11. The age structure of the speech community * 12. 20 years of the
Itoigawa dialect * 13. The evolution of Common Language in Hokkaido *
14. Dialect formation in a settlement * 15. Place names as evidence of
Japanese settlement in Ainu areas * IV. SOCIOLECT AND IDIOLECT *
16. Group language * 17. Group language and its emergence * 18. Fad
words and language bosses * 19. Urbanization and language differences
in social classes * 20. Changes in life and changes in language *
21. The microtoponymy of a limited area considered as part of the
vocabulary of an idiolect * V. NORMS OF LANGUAGE * 22. Consciousness
of language norms * 23. Standards of pronunciation *
24. Discriminatory words and linguistic taboos * Notes * References *
Complete Works of Takesi Sibata * Sources of Original Publications *

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