Cambridge Core – Sociolinguistics – Dialectology – by J. K. Chambers. J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto, Peter Trudgill, Université de Lausanne. The term ‘sociolinguistic dialectology’ Dialect geography One of the . editionj. k. chambers and peter trudgill Dialectology Second edition; 4. Jack Chambers and Peter Trudgill This book is in 3 Dialectology and linguistics. 32 . Dialectology, obviously, is the study of dialect and dialects.

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As has been said earlier, this is a revised second edition of the book. It discusses the patterns in which they can appear, their grading in terms of their research significance, and their cultural correlates.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It also encouraged the change in the selection of informants according to the principle of representativeness, as well as the different ways of obtaining data and classifying the informants. Part four, “Mechanisms of Variation”, is the last part of the book and the most ‘technical’ one.

ChambersPeter Trudgill. Tue, 28 Dec My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sociolinguistic and Lexical” dialectloogy Eleven, “Diffusion: References to this book Social Linguistics and Literacies: Part two, “Social Variation”, contains two chapters, numbered from 5 to 6, taking the reader further into the ‘social dimension’ of dialectology, previously introduced in the last chapter of “Background”. He is editor trufgill Blackwell’s Language in Society series.

In this updated edition, the authors offer new sections on dialectometry and mapping variability, as well as updates of recent developments.

ChambersPeter Trudgill. Accepting the latter leads on to the handling of quantitative data and the problems related to it. One would hope this happens when a new book from the authors of this volume appears. Other editions – View all Dialectology J.

Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Transition is here seen as a process stemming from the constant interaction of neighbours.


Part of this chapter is also devoted to mechanisms inducing linguistic change. Nevertheless, the book can, and without doubt will, serve as a valuable introduction to the field of dialectology, its basic notions, methodology and lines of future development to numerous students of disciplines related to either linguistics or social studies.

The book is divided into three major parts, viz. Since then it has had a number of reprints until a decision has been made to give it a more up-to-date look and offer the readers the second, revised edition in Trudgill and published by Cambridge University Press, aims at presenting fundamental issues in the study of language variation between communities and within them.

Selected pages Title Page. Account Options Sign in. As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this new edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject. She is co-author of “Hoi Toide on dualectology Outer Banks: Other editions – View all Dialectology J.

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Skinner, Dimitra Lekkas, Tracey A. The book also features Maps, Figures, and Tables, all conveniently included within the text for the reader’s ease of reference, as well as a general Index and an extensive list of mostly classic, but also newer references.

The authors also mention a third stream capable of contributing to the field, namely “human geography”, which develops dynamic models of diffusion and involves social attitude and community networks as independent variables. It is a false perception to view dialectology as autonomous discipline that inherits traditional dialect atlases; dialectology transcends the work on grounds to scrutinize the way linguistic variables function in speech.

Secondly, they move on to discuss the various vehicles of innovations. Designed primarily as a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate courses in dialect studies, this book also points towards innovative and stimulating research areas. More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, and sociolinguists have correlated linguistic variables with other variables such as age, social class, sex and ethnic background.

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Chapter Four, “Urban Chamners, attempts to show how dialectology, in the process of development as a discipline, recognized its shortcomings such as the lack of inclusion of the social dimension in its scope. On the other, however, it introduces direct contrast: More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, Peter TrudgillS. Dialectology has long been stereotyped as a limited scope of research since dialectologists long lived with the prejudice of being data collectors who amused their time to wander in rural meadows and converse with old peoples; and if there was any relationship dialectplogy dialectology with other disciplines it was often viewed as intricate and sometimes controversial through trudgill classificatory approaches.


When first published inDialectology broke new ground by giving an integrated account of the social and regional aspects of dialectology.

Social differentiation and language. This paper, ddialectology, highlights the relationship of dialectology to other disciplines of language in linguistic studies like sociolinguistics and education. Bearing this in mind, one can accept keeping “traditional dialectology” and “urban dialectology” or sociolinguistics apart as justified. Geographical” both deal with hypotheses concerned with diffusion, understood as the study of the progress of linguistic innovation.

ChambersPeter Trudgill Limited preview – Chambets Seven, “Boundaries”, introduces the notion of “isoglosses”, lines marking the boundaries of regions differing in some linguistic feature.

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On the one hand, it sums up the previous chapters, and thus presents the origins of dialectology, its achievements and methodological tools. In doing so, the authors present the criterion of “mutual intelligibility” and the pitfalls of accepting this as the only criterion.

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