Analysing sociolinguistic variation (Book, 2006) []
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Analysing sociolinguistic variation

Analysing sociolinguistic variation

Author: Sali Tagliamonte
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Key topics in sociolinguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The study of how language varies in social context, and how it can be analysed and accounted for, are the key goals of sociolinguistics. Until now, however, the actual tools and methods have been largely passed on through 'word of mouth', rather than being formally documented. This is the first comprehensive, 'how to' guide to the formal analysis of sociolinguistic variation. It shows step-by-step how the analysis  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sali Tagliamonte
ISBN: 9780521771153 0521771153 9780521778183 0521778182
OCLC Number: 62532855
Description: xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Data collection --
The sociolinguistic interview --
Data, data and more data --
The linguistic variable --
Formulating hypotheses/operationalising claims --
The variable rule program : theory and practice --
The how-to's of a variationist analysis --
Distributional analysis --
Multivariante analysis --
Interpreting your results --
Finding the story.
Series Title: Key topics in sociolinguistics.
Responsibility: Sali A. Tagliamonte.
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The first comprehensive 'how to' guide to the formal analysis of sociolinguistic variation (how language varies in social context). Practical and informal, it shows in a step-by-step fashion how the  Read more...


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