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

   
Sun Image

Title: Sociolinguistic Theory
Subtitle: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance
Written By: J. K. Chambers
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631228810
Series Title: Language in Society
Description:

This book presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics that centers on
the study of language variation and change, and identifies opportunities
for future research.

Since the inception of sociolinguistics four decades ago, the correlation
of dependent linguistic variables has provided the theoretical core of the
discipline. This volume reviews the essential findings that form its
foundation and shows how empirical explorations have made it the most
stimulating field in the contemporary study of language.

Sociolinguistic Theory discusses the linguistic variable and its
significance, crucial social variables such as social stratification, sex
and age, and the cultural purposes of linguistic variation. This second
edtion has been updated to incorporate new findings and expand on the
discussion of communicative competence and developmental sociolinguistics.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Co-publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
View announcement
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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: Paperback
ISBN: 0631228829
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 35.95