Sociolinguistic Variation and Change
Sociolinguistic Variation and Change is a selection of Peter Trudgill's major works since 1990, appearing here in updated and revised form. The book deals with a number of different but related topics: * The role of English in the world, and the nature of Standard English or Englishes * Language as a human issue and how sociolinguistic research might solve educational and other real-world problems * The problematic and interconnected relationships between nation and language and dialect, and the linguistic characteristics of the varieties concerned * Sociohistorical linguistics, in particular the relationship between colonial and motherland varieties of English; dialect contact and language contact; and the sociolinguistically informed dialectology of linguistic change. The major overall unifying theme of the book is linguistic variation and, as the diachronic outcome of linguistic variation, linguistic change.
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AAVE Abstand languages accents Albanian American English Anglian dialects anglophone argue Ausbau languages autonomy British Bulgaria century Chapter clear course creole creoloids cultural dedialectalisation dialect continuum distinction Dutch East Anglian dialects East Anglian English England Estuary English ethnic example feature French function gender marking geographical German grammatical gender grammaticalisation Greece Greek hypercorrection involved islands Labov language contact language death language shift language varieties large number least lexical set linguistic linguistic change Macedonia merger minority languages modern native speakers natural gender non-native nonstandard dialects Norfolk Norfolk dialect northern Norwich nouns obvious occur original particular phonetic phonological pidgin pidginisation plural population present-tense problems pronouns pronunciation refer regional result RP speakers situations Slavic social sociolinguistic source language Spanish speak speech spoken Standard English status style suggest third-person singular traditional dialects Trudgill variable variants varieties of English verb forms vernacular vestigial Vlachs vowel words