Language Change and Variation

Language Change and Variation

eBook - 1989
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John Benjamin Pub Co
The study of language variation in social context continues to hold the attention of a large number of linguists. This research is promoted by the annual colloquia on New Ways of Analyzing Variation in English' (NWAVE). This volume is a selection of revised papers from the NWAVE XI, held at Georgetown University. It deals with a number of items, some of which have often been discussed, others that have been less emphasized. The first group of articles in the volume center on a frequent theme: speech communities as the essential setting for understanding variation in language. Earlier work in linguistic variation dealt for the most part with phonological variation and change. Syntactic and morphological change and variation in syntax are also discussed. A selection on the role of variation in understanding first language acquisition comprises three papers. Articles in the last section of the volume concern theoretical controversy and methodological advances.

Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1989
ISBN: 9789027286079
9027286078
9027235465
9789027235466
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 451 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Fasold, Ralph W.
Schiffrin, Deborah

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