LINGUIST List 9.692

Mon May 11 1998

Books: Lang Variation

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  1. Lauren Elsaesser, New Book: Dialects and Variation

Message 1: New Book: Dialects and Variation

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 16:54:15 -0400
From: Lauren Elsaesser <>
Subject: New Book: Dialects and Variation

Dialects and Variation
Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes
North Carolina State University and Stanford University

1998 ~ 6 x 9 ~ 464 pages, 30 figures, 13 maps, 6 tables
0-631-20487-3 ~ paperback ~ $29.95
0-631-20486-5 ~ hardcover ~ $59.95

This book provides a readable, up-to-date description of language
variation in American English, ranging from regional to ethnic to
gender-based variation. The authors describe dialect situations that
range from historically isolated and rural dialects to developing,
urban ethnic varieties as they consider the descriptive, theoretical,
and applied ramifications of dialects in American society. An appendix
of major dialect structures in American English and a glossary of
terms for non-specialists is included.

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