Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When first published in , Dialectology broke new ground by integrating urban dialectology sociolinguistics , dialect geography and spatial variation into a cohesive discipline. In this second edition, the authors take account of the renaissance of dialect research in the last twenty years.

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In revising this textbook, we have taken pains to retain the features that have made it a staple for linguists and students for eighteen years. Dialectology presents the fundamentals of studying language variation between and within communities. More than one reviewer of the first edition noted that ours was the first book to survey those fundamentals although dialect studies have been pursued systematically for about a century and a half.

For this second edition, one of the topics most in need of updating was dialect geography, which had lost much of its impetus in the decades before our first edition but has since been revitalised. Partly this revitalisation is mechanical, stemming from technological advances in the handling of large databases, but partly it is theoretical, resulting from increased representativeness in sample populations and closer attention to the social dynamics of diffusion and change.

Our integration of sociolinguistics with more venerable traditions as a highly influential new branch of urban dialectology surprised a few readers but was generally received as an interesting innovation. Now it would be shocking, and hopelessly muddled, if someone tried to keep them apart.

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. Dialectology By J. Chambers, Peter Trudgill. No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis When first published in , Dialectology broke new ground by giving an integrated account of the social and regional aspects of dialectology.

In this updated edition, the authors offer new sections on dialectometry and mapping variability, as well as updates of recent developments. The book examines dialectology in its widest sense, as the study of the way language, dialect and accent vary from place to place, social group to social group and time to time. As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this new edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject.

Excerpt In revising this textbook, we have taken pains to retain the features that have made it a staple for linguists and students for eighteen years. Jkc, pt Toronto, Lausanne Read preview Overview.

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Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of "Sociolinguistic Theory: Language Variation and Its Social Significance" second edition, Blackwell , and co-author with Peter Trudgill of "Dialectology" second edition, , as well as other books and scores of articles. He is editor of Blackwell's Language in Society series. Chambers , Peter Trudgill. Dialectology is the study of language variation.



We expect these discussions to be informal and interactive; and the author of the book discussed is cordially invited to join in. Then contact Andrew Carnie at carnie linguistlist. Cambridge University Press. The 'living proof' of that is the book under review which was first published in



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