The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics1 Heaviness: This concept, also called aquot;weight, aquot; is difficult to define but correlates with length and sonority (roughly, the intensity and ... 7). 2 Salience: While heaviness operates universally, salience (roughly ... Features which are known to be characteristic of or socially diagnostic in a speech community are likely to be recorded more ... In a similar vein, Montgomery (1999: 25) confirms that a€œ unconventional spellings almost always turn out to be phonetically based in whole or in part.

Title:The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
Author:J. K. Chambers, Natalie Schilling
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-06-17


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