The study of how language varies in social context, and how it can be analyzed and accounted for, are the key goals of sociolinguistics. Until now, however, the. : Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics) (): Sali A. Tagliamonte: Books. Analysing sociolinguistic variation. By Sali A. Tagliamonte. (Key topics in socio- linguistics.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xi, ISBN.

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The study of how language varies in social context, and how it can be analyzed and accounted for, are the key goals of sociolinguistics. This is the first comprehensive ‘how to’ guide to the formal analysis of sociolinguistic variation.

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It shows step-by-step how the analysis is carried out, leading the reader through every stage of a research project from start to finish. Topics covered include fieldwork, data organization and management, analysis and interpretation, presenting research results, and writing up a paper. Practical and informal, the book contains all the information needed to conduct a fully-fledged sociolinguistic investigation, and includes exercises, checklists, references and insider tips.


It is set to become an essential resource for students, researchers and fieldworkers embarking on research projects in sociolinguistics. Selected sxli Table of Contents. Data data and more data. Variatino howtos of a variationist analysis. Tagliamonte No preview available – Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation Sali A.

Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation – Sali A. Tagliamonte – Google Books

Popular passages Page 6 – The key to a rational conception of language change – indeed, of language itself is the possibility of describing orderly differentiation in a language serving sociopinguistic community. We will argue that nativelike command of heterogeneous structures is not a matter of multi-dialectalism or ‘mere’ performance, but is part of sqli linguistic competence.

Page 5 – Linguistic and social factors are closely interrelated in the development of language change.

Explanations which are confined to one or the other asli, no matter how well constructed, will fail to account for the rich body of regularities that can be observed in empirical studies of language behavior Page 12 – wherever a choice can be perceived as having been made in the course of linguistic performance” Sankoff Halliday for an overview of probabilistic grammar in corpus studies.


In short, it will be the present study’s job to quantify, probabilistically, how persistence impacts choice making in linguistic variatiom.

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Page 8 – vernacular’ – the style in which the minimum attention is given to the monitoring of speech. Observation of the vernacular gives us the most systematic data for our analysis sociolingulstic linguistic structure.

Page 7 – At the same time, however, the speaker is using language to make statements about who she is, what her group loyalties are, how she perceives her relationship to her hearer, and what sort of speech event she considers herself to be engaged in.

References to this book Sociolinguistic Variation: The Linguistic Review, Volume 23 Snippet view –