29.2781, Books: Meaning and Linguistic Variation: Eckert

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Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:04:51
From: Louise Bowes [lbowes at cambridge.org]
Subject: Meaning and Linguistic Variation: Eckert


Title: Meaning and Linguistic Variation 
Subtitle: The Third Wave in Sociolinguistics 
Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/meaning-and-linguistic-variation-third-wave-sociolinguistics?format=PB 

Author: Penelope Eckert

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107559899 Pages: 220 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107559899 Pages: 220 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107559899 Pages: 220 Price: Europe EURO 26.83


Linguistic styles particularly variations in pronunciation, carry a wide range
of meaning - from speakers' socio-economic class to their mood or stance in
the moment. This book examines the development of the study of sociolinguistic
variation, from early demographic studies to a focus on the construction of
social meaning in stylistic practice. It traces the development of the 'Third
Wave' approach to sociolinguistic variation, uncovering the stylistic
practices that underlie broad societal patterns of change. Eckert charts the
development of her thinking and of the emergence of a theoretical community
around the 'Third Wave' approach to social meaning.  Featuring brand new
material alongside earlier seminal work, it provides a coherent account of the
social meaning of linguistic variation.
Part I. Beginnings and Gascon: 1. The paradox of national language movements;
2. Diglossia: separate and unequal; 3. Back home; Part II. Jocks, Burnouts and
the Second Wave: 4. Clothing and geography in a suburban high school; 5. Sound
change and adolescent social structure; 6. The local and the extra-local; 7.
Variation and a sense of place; 8. On the outs; 9. Communities of practice;
10. Liberated by gender; 11. The whole woman: sex and gender differences in
variation; 12. Style; 13. Variation and personal/group style; 14. Back to
elementary school; 15. Vowels and nailpolish: the emergence of linguistic
style in the preadolescent heterosexual marketplace; Part III. The Third Wave:
16. Demystifying sexuality and desire; 17. /t/ release and beyond; 18. Agency;
19. Elephants in the room; 20. The nature of indexicality in variation; 21.
Variation and the indexical field; 22. What kinds of signs are these?; 23.
Where do ethnolects stop?; 24. The semiotic landscape; 25. Spreading vs
circulation; 26. Where do we go from here?

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English  (eng)

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