Cambridge Core – Sociolinguistics – Dialectology – by J. K. Chambers. J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto, Peter Trudgill, Université de Lausanne. The term ‘sociolinguistic dialectology’ Dialect geography One of the . editionj. k. chambers and peter trudgill Dialectology Second edition; 4. Jack Chambers and Peter Trudgill This book is in 3 Dialectology and linguistics. 32 . Dialectology, obviously, is the study of dialect and dialects.

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He is author of “Sociolinguistics: Transition is here seen as a process stemming from the constant interaction of neighbours. Account Options Sign in.

It discusses the patterns in which they can appear, their grading in terms of their research significance, and their cultural correlates. Chapter Five, “Social Differentiation and Language”, deals mainly with various areas of linguistic variation depending on social class, style formal and informalgender and other features. The authors argue that dialectology can thus make an important contribution to general linguistic theory and in particular answer questions about variability in language, which has in the past too often been assigned peripheral or accidental status.

Language Variation cjambers Its Social Significance” second edition, Blackwelland co-author with Peter Trudgill of “Dialectology” second edition,as well as other books and dialectoloty of articles. The ‘living proof’ of that is the book under review which was first published in No eBook available Amazon. Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. The book is divided into three major parts, viz.


In doing so, the authors present the criterion of “mutual intelligibility” and the pitfalls of accepting this as the only criterion. Chapter Six, “Sociolinguistic Structure and Linguistic Innovation”, takes the reader further into the discussion of how one type of variation can be explained by another, viz.

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Chapter One, “Dialect and Language”, presents the explanation of what, according to the authors, dialectology is. Social Linguistics and Literacies: We expect these discussions to be informal and interactive; and the author of the book discussed is cordially invited to join in.

However, even from the comments made by the authors in both the Preface and Chapter 12 Cohesion in Dialectology it follows that the two should be brought much closer together and that the artificial dividing line stemming from their historical development should actually be dropped. Dialectology is the study of language variation. Skinner, Dimitra Lekkas, Tracey A.

Thirdly, the authors also look at how innovations are ‘disseminated’ and provide a geolinguistic model accounting for the spread of the changes. Chapter Eight, “Transitions”, is on the one hand a continuation of Chapter Seven in that it also relies on the concept of “isogloss”.

Contents Dialect and language. On the other, however, tudgill introduces direct contrast: He is the author of “Sociolinguistic Theory: Account Options Sign in.

LINGUIST List Chambers & Trudgill: Dialectology

Dialectology an Interactional Overlap of Disciplines. Sociolinguistic structure and linguistic innovation. Her main interests include language acquisition and learning, sociolinguistics, as well as issues related to translations.

Some dialectologists stressed the fact that all dialects are both regional spatial dimension and social. Social differentiation and language.


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Firstly, the authors seek to find who the innovators are. It is stressed that, even though dialectology is perceived by the dialectoligy as an autonomous discipline, yet modern dialectologists are more often than not trained as linguists.

Dialectology; Sociolinguistics; Education; Dialect. These are, in turn, subdivided into smaller chapters, clearly numbered and listed in “Contents”.

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Part two, “Social Variation”, contains two chapters, numbered from 5 to 6, taking the reader further into the ‘social dimension’ of dialectology, previously introduced in the last chapter of “Background”. More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, and sociolinguists have correlated linguistic variables with other variables such as age, social class, sex and ethnic background.

Part three, “Spatial Variation”, consisting of two chapters, numbered as 7 and 8, goes back to the more traditional understanding of dialectology as the study of regional differences in speech.

In doing so the authors introduce the concept of “markers”, i. As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this new edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject. He is editor of Blackwell’s Language in Society series. Editor for this issue: