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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change


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The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
Studying Language Variation: An Informal Epistemology

Part I : Methodologies
Field Methods: Introduction

1. Entering the Community: Fieldwork
2. Language with an Attitude
3. Investigating Variation and Change in Written Documents
4. Inferring Variation and Change from Public Corpora

Evaluation: Introduction
5. The Quantitative Paradigm
6. Implicational Scales
7. Instrumental Phonetics

Part II : Linguistic Structure
Linguistic Structure: Introduction

8. Variation and Phonological Theory
9. Investigating Chain Shifts and Mergers
10. Variation and Syntactic Theory
11. Discourse Variation

Part III : Social Factors
Time: Introduction

12. Real and Apparent Time
13. Child Language Variation
14. Patterns of Variation including Change

Social Differentiation: Introduction
15. Investigating Stylistic Variation
16. Social Class
17. Sex and Gender in Variationist Research
18. Ethnicity

Domains: Introduction
19. Language and Identity
20. The Family
21. Communities of Practice
22. Social Networks
23. The Speech Community

Part IV : Contact
Contact: Introduction

24. Space and Spatial Diffusion
25. Linguistic Outcomes of Language Contact
26. Koineization and Accommodation

Part V : Language and Societies
Language and Societies: Introduction

27. Linguistic and Social Typology
28. Comparative Sociolinguistics
29. Language Death and Dying

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