Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics

Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics

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Making Waves tells the human story of an academic field based on one-to-one interviews with 43 of the most famous scholars in Variationist Socioinguistics. Explanations of concepts, ideas, good practice and sage advice come directly from the progenitors of the discipline. An authentic, inside story about the origins of Sociolinguistics as Language Variation and Change, recording the context and spirit of sociolinguistics Provides a timely audio archive of the reminiscences of the major Sociolinguists, including Labov, Fasold, Milroy, Trudgill, and Wolfram, with a companion website at featuring 400 audio clips from the interviews Gives students access to the views on language variation of major sociolinguists such as Bill Labov and Peter Trudgill Offers a human story of an academic field, and is written in the style of a novel, offering complete accessibility with minimal in-group terminologyNo tool is without its problems. With the ... The goal was to make it accessible to a wider population of users. ... Without training, using a sophisticated statistical tool is kind of like driving Ferrari without a drivera#39;s license and no usera#39;s manual.

Title:Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics
Author:Sali A. Tagliamonte
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-08-25


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