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Title: Cognitive Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196252-1
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] 39
Description:

A union of Cognitive Linguistics and Sociolinguistics was bound to happen.
Both proclaim a usage-based approach to language and aim to analyse actual
language use in objective ways.

Whereas Sociolinguistics is by nature on the outlook for language in its
variety, CL can no longer afford to ignore social variation in language as
it manifests itself in the usage data. Nor can it fail to adopt an
empirical methodology that reflects variation as it actually occurs, beyond
the limited knowledge of the individual observer. Conversely, while CL can
only benefit from a heightened sensitivity to social aspects, the rich,
bottom-up theoretical framework it has developed is likely to contribute to
a much better understanding of the meaning of variationist phenomena.

The volume brings together fifteen chapters written by prominent scholars
testifying of rich empirical and theoretizing research into the social
aspects of language variation. Taking a broad view on Cognitive
Sociolinguistics, the volume covers three main areas: corpus-based research
on language variation, cognitive cultural models, and the ideologies of
sociopolitical and socio-economic systems.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 3110196255
ISBN-13: 9783110196252
Pages: 545
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