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Linguistic variation and change : on the historical sociolinguistics of English, James Milroy

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Linguistic variation and change : on the historical sociolinguistics of English
Title
Linguistic variation and change
Title remainder
on the historical sociolinguistics of English
Statement of responsibility
James Milroy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is concerned with the explanation of linguistic change. Focusing on variation in the English language, it explores the extent to which language change is a social phenomenon. Language, James Milroy holds, cannot adequately be observed or described independently of society. In analyzing patterns of language use, we must be aware of social and situational contexts and of the norms of usage in the speech community. He discusses these methodological issues in relation to his own sociolinguistic research in Belfast, and argues that in explaining language variation we need first to understand these factors which maintain language and resist change. In contrast to the intra-linguistic approach of traditional historical work, this book presents a social model of change derived from the study of social networks and the links between networks and social class. Language change, Professor Milroy suggests, is made possible to the extent that it is passed from person to person in conversational encounters. -- Back cover
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milroy, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1101
LC item number
.M55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Language in society
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Sociolinguistique
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Taalverandering
  • Taalvariatie
  • Engels
  • Sprachvariante
  • Sprachwandel
  • Historische Grammatik
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Anglais (Langue) - Aspect social
  • Anglais (Langue) - Grammaire historique
  • Anglais (Langue) - Variation
  • Sociolinguistique
  • Englisch
  • Historische Grammatik
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Sprachvariante
  • Sprachwandel
  • Englisch
Label
Linguistic variation and change : on the historical sociolinguistics of English, James Milroy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social and historical linguistics -- Analysing language in the community : general principles -- Interpreting variation in the speech community -- On the time-depth of variability in English -- Speaker-innovation and linguistic change -- Towards an integrated social model for the interpretation of language change
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780631143666
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91018703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23769469
  • (OCoLC)ocm23769469
Label
Linguistic variation and change : on the historical sociolinguistics of English, James Milroy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social and historical linguistics -- Analysing language in the community : general principles -- Interpreting variation in the speech community -- On the time-depth of variability in English -- Speaker-innovation and linguistic change -- Towards an integrated social model for the interpretation of language change
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780631143666
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91018703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23769469
  • (OCoLC)ocm23769469

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