Social Dialectology: In Honour of Peter Trudgill

Front Cover
Peter Trudgill, David Britain, Jenny Cheshire
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 343 pages
0 Reviews
The time-honoured study of dialects took a new turn some forty years ago, giving centre stage to social factors and the quantitative analysis of language variation and change. It has become a discipline that no scholar of language can afford to ignore. This collection identifies the main theoretical and methodological issues currently preoccupying researchers in social dialectology, drawing not only on variation in English in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Europe and elsewhere but also in Arabic, Greek, Norwegian and Spanish dialects. The volume brings together previously unpublished work by the world's most prolific and well-respected social dialectologists as well as by some younger, dynamic researchers. Together the authors provide new perspectives on both the traditional areas of sociolinguistic variation and change and the newer fields of dialect formation, dialect diffusion and dialect levelling. They provide a snapshot of some of the burning issues currently preoccupying researchers in the field and give signposts to the future direction of the discipline.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Complementary approaches to the diffusion of standard features
23
Systemic accommodation
39
The focusing of kum in Amman
59
An East Anglian in the South Atlantic? Interpreting
81
Sociolinguistics of immigration
97
A new look at
115
The case
131
Fitting
155
When is a sound change? On the role of external factors
209
Dialect levelling and geographical diffusion in British English
223
The case of when clauses
245
Language variation in Greece
263
Children and linguistic normativiry
287
On intervention in linguistic affairs
299
The Nynorsk standard language and Norwegian dialect varieties
311
Peter Trudgills publications
327

Divergence caused
173
Exploring the importance of the outlier in sociolinguistic dialectology
191

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

David Britain is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Essex.

Bibliographic information