Style and Sociolinguistic Variation

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John R. Rickford
  • Penelope Eckert
  • Susan Ervin-Tripp
  • Richard Bauman
  • Ronald Macaulay
  • John R. Rickford
  • Penelope Eckert
  • Susan Ervin-Tripp
  • Richard Bauman
  • Ronald Macaulay
  • William Labov
  • John Baugh
  • Elizabeth Closs Traugott
  • Allan Bell
  • Malcah Yaeger-Dror
  • Nikolas Coupland
  • Howard Giles
  • Edward Finegan
  • Douglas Biber
  • Lesley Milroy
  • Dennis R. Preston
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001