ISBN13:978-0521597890 ISBN10: 0521597897 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521591911 ISBN10: 0521591910
Summary: The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylis
tic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology.
Summary: The volume brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to create a broad perspective on the study of style and variation in spoken language. The book discusses key approaches to stylistic variation, including such issues as attention paid to speech, audience design, identity construction, the corpus study of register, genre, distinctiveness and the anthropological study of style. Rigorous and engaging, this book will become the standard work on stylistic variation. It will be welcomed by students and academics in sociolinguistics, English language, dialectology, anthropology and sociology. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 09/28/2005 International: No
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Introduction John R. Rickford and Penelope Eckert
Part I. Anthropological Approaches:
1. 'Style' as distinctiveness: the culture and ideology of linguistic differentiation Judith T. Irvine 2. Variety, style-shifting, and ideology Susan Ervin-Tripp 3. The ethnography of genre in a Mexican market: form, function, variation Richard Bauman 4. The question of genre Ronald Macaulay
Part II. Attention Paid to Speech:
5. The anatomy of style shifting William Labov 6. A dissection of style shifting John Baugh 7. Style and social meaning Penelope Eckert 8. Zeroing in on multifunctionality and style Elizabeth Closs Traugott
Part III. Audience Design and Self-Identification:
9. Back in style: reworking audience design Allan Bell 10. Primitives of a system for 'style' and 'register' Malcah Yaegar-Dror 11. Language, situation and the relational self: theorising dialect-style in sociolinguistics Nikolas Coupland 12. Couplandia and beyond Howard Giles 13. Style and stylizing from the perspective of a non-autonomous sociolinguistics John R. Rickford
Part IV. Functionally Motivated Situational Variation:
14. Register variation and social dialect variation: re-examining the connection Edward Finegan and Douglas Biber 15. Conversation, spoken language and social identity Lesley Milroy 16. Style and the psycholinguistics of sociolinguistics: the logical problem of language variation Dennis R. Preston.
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