Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 7.30 (2018)

Autor/a: Eckert, Penelope
Título: Meaning and Linguistic Variation
Subtítulo: The Third Wave in Sociolinguistics
Año de publicación: 2018
Lugar de edición: Cambridge
Editorial: Cambridge University Press

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.


- Relates day-to-day stylistic practice to large societal patterns

- Enables readers to see the relationship between the macro-social and micro-social changes

- Readers will understand how meaning is constructed in stylistic practice

Temática: Análisis del discurso, Pragmática, Semántica, Sociolingüística


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?

Formato: Paperback
Págs.: 220
ISBN-13: 9781107559899
Precio: 26,00 EUR

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Fecha: 16 de julio de 2018

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