Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34413

Still Needed:

$40587

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: Linguistic Variation and Change
Written By: Scott Fabius Kiesling
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748637621
Series Title: Edinburgh Sociolinguistics
Description:

The study of variation and change is at the heart of the sociolinguistics.
Providing a wide survey of the field, this textbook is organised around three
constraints on variation: linguistic structure, social structure and identity, and
social and linguistic perception. By considering both structure and meaning,
Scott F. Kiesling examines the most important issues surrounding variation
theory, including canonical studies and terms, as well as challenges to them.
Research in non-English and non-European contexts is also addressed.

Key Features

*The linguistic variable and its status
*Sociolinguistic methods
*The description of variable patterns
*Linguistic and social structure
*Social meaning and perception

With over 50 figures and a practical section on methodology, this textbook is
an ideal solution for undergraduate and postgraduate students of
sociolinguistics seeking a comprehensive study of variation and change.

Scott F. Kiesling is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of
Pittsburgh. Through analyses of language in use in a number of different
populations and places, he has focused on understanding how speakers
create social meaning with language.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780748637614
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748637621
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 22.99