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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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These are, in turn, subdivided into smaller chapters, clearly numbered and listed in “Contents”. Social differentiation and language.

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Chapter Five, “Social Differentiation and Language”, deals mainly with various areas of linguistic variation depending on social class, style formal and informalgender and other dialectologu.

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Accepting the latter leads on to the handling of quantitative data and the problems related to it. Geographical” both deal with hypotheses concerned with diffusion, understood as the study of the progress of linguistic innovation. 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”. 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 Contents Dialect and language.

No eBook available Amazon. Dialectology not only provides a thorough exposition of these two approaches – their histories, methodologies and significant results, drawn from studies of a wide range of languages – but for the first time also integrates them within a single conceptual framework as two aspects of the same discipline. Social Linguistics and Literacies: Part four, “Mechanisms of Variation”, is the last part of the book and the most ‘technical’ one. When first published inDialectology broke new ground by giving an integrated account of the social and regional aspects of dialectology.


Secondly, they move on to discuss the various vehicles of innovations. Other editions – View all Dialectology J.

She is co-author of “Hoi Toide on the Chamber Banks: Some dialectologists stressed the fact that all dialects are both regional spatial dimension and social.

The ‘living proof’ of that is the book under review which was first published in Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Review of Chambers and Trudgill’s “Dialectology” Date: Part one, “Background” groups four chapters, numbered from 1 to 4, which make the reader acquainted with basic concepts of dialectology. On the one hand, it sums up the previous chapters, and thus presents the origins of dialectology, its achievements and methodological tools.

Then contact Andrew Carnie at carnie linguistlist. Designed primarily as a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate courses in dialect studies, this book also points towards innovative and stimulating research areas.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Part three, “Spatial Variation”, consisting of two chapters, numbered as 7 and 8, goes back to the more traditional understanding of dialectology as the study of regional differences in speech. Their research is therefore a contribution to both the disciplines. References to this book Social Linguistics and Literacies: In doing so, the authors present the criterion of “mutual intelligibility” and the pitfalls of accepting this as the only criterion.

Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. The authors argue that dialectology can thus make an important contribution to general linguistic theory and in particular answer questions about variability in language, which has in the past too often been assigned peripheral or accidental status.

However, even from the comments made by the authors in both the Preface and Chapter 12 Cohesion in Dialectology it follows that the two should be brought much closer together and that the artificial dividing line stemming from their historical development should actually be dropped.


Transition is here seen as a process stemming from the constant interaction of neighbours. He is author of “Sociolinguistics: Chapter One, “Dialect and Language”, presents the explanation of what, according to the authors, dialectology is.

Ewa Latecka originally comes from Lodz, Poland, where she obtained her M. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Chapter Three, “Dialectology and Linguistics”, is the authors’ attempt at presenting the relationship between the two disciplines, with fields of commonality and difference. Chapter Seven, “Boundaries”, introduces the notion of “isoglosses”, cnambers marking the boundaries of regions differing in some linguistic feature.

Here the hypothesis of “lexical diffusion” is introduced which assumes that the lexical component is the major one bringing about change, phonetic at least. DNA Genealogy and Linguistics.

As has been said earlier, this is a revised second edition of the book. On the other, it aims at presenting a picture of what modern dialectology has become as a result of the confluence of traditional dialectology, with its interest mainly in the spatial factor, and urban dialectology, or sociolinguistics, with its strong bias towards the social factor.

Trudgill and published by Cambridge University Press, tdudgill at presenting fundamental issues in the study of language variation between communities and within them. Thirdly, the authors also look at how innovations are ‘disseminated’ and provide a geolinguistic model accounting for the spread of the changes. We expect these discussions to be informal and interactive; and the author of the book discussed is cordially invited to join in.