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The Social Differentiation of English in Norwich : Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback) - Peter Trudgill

The Social Differentiation of English in Norwich

Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)

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Published: 7th January 1980
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Originally published in 1979, this volume was the first to attempt to apply the principles of social linguistics within a British urban community. Particularly influenced by the ideas of William Labov, it puts forward the view that linguistic expression in Norwich is intimately linked to the process of social stratification. The text is based on exhaustive research, including a large number of interviews with local residents. This research is translated into a clear and highly informative account, containing numerous carefully prepared maps, tables and diagrams. This is an important book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in sociology, linguistics, and interdisciplinary approaches within the social sciences.

List of maps
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Norwich
The sample
Social indices
Social context and the questionnaire
The social differentiation of a grammatical feature
The phonological variables
The co-variation of the phonological variables with sociological parameters
The Norwich diasystem
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521297455
ISBN-10: 0521297451
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 7th January 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33