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Sociolinguistics in England

Editors: Braber, Natalie, Jansen, Sandra (Eds.)

  • Approaches sociolinguistics in England from a topical perspective from experts in the area
  • Showcases developments in sociolinguistic theory, method and application
  • Covers a wide geographical and linguistic range
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About this book

This book presents an overview of sociolinguistic research in England. Showcasing developments in sociolinguistic theory, method and application, the chapters examine sociolinguistic topics  on different linguistic levels and in different geographical areas across the country. Allowing the reader to engage with contemporary research in the field, each chapter is unique in the topic or geographical area explored. Topics include historical sociolinguistics, British Sign Language, lexical variation, life-span change, and variation and innovation in urban and peripheral areas; while the regions covered range from Cornwall to West Cumbria. Edited and authored by a range of international scholars, this is sure to be a key research resource for students and scholars interested in language use in England. 

About the authors

Natalie Braber is Reader in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research interests include language variation and identity in the East Midlands, perceptions of language in the region and studies around ‘pit talk’, language used by coal miners. She has published widely  on language variation in the East Midlands.

Sandra Jansen is Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Her research focuses on language variation and change, with a specific interest in Cumbrian dialects and L2 varieties of English. She has published several journal articles and book chapters on language changes in the far north-west of England.

Reviews

“An important volume that reminds us of the vitality of sociolinguistics in England and showcases the breadth of the discipline - spoken and signed, past and present, perception and production, engaging with social diversity and investigating language at all levels, right across the country.” (David Britain, Universität Bern, Switzerland)

“This volume is a timely and welcome addition to the vibrant field of sociolinguistics and matches the existing volumes on Scotland, Wales and Ireland to form a valuable set summarising contemporary thinking on language variation and change in these islands.” (Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Social Change, Linguistic Change and Sociolinguistic Change in Received Pronunciation

    Anne H. Fabricius

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  • ‘Doing Cornishness’ in the English Periphery: Embodying Ideology Through Anglo-Cornish Dialect Lexis

    Rhys J. Sandow, Justyna A. Robinson

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  • An Overview of Sociolinguistics in England

    Sandra Jansen, Natalie Braber

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Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56288-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $63.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56287-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociolinguistics in England
Editors
  • Natalie Braber
  • Sandra Jansen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56288-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56288-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56287-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 398
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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