An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Second Edition - Anne McCabe

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Second Edition - Anne McCabe

Language Variation

An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Second Edition - Anne McCabe

Anne McCabe [+-]
Saint Louis University
View Website
Anne McCabe is a faculty member of the English Department at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain, where she teaches linguistics, ESL and writing pedagogy to undergraduate and graduate students. She has published widely on application of Systemic Functional Linguistics to analysis of educational and media texts including An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies (Equinox).

Description

Chapter 7, ‘Language Variation’ provides ways of approaching analysis of language variation synchronically, gathered under the field of sociolinguistics, the branch of linguistics which analyzes the effects of society on the different forms of language use. It explains perceived types of language varieties, such as standard, dialect and vernacular, as well as the societal variables associated with language variation: age, socio-cultural and economic background, education, gender, occupation and geographical location. Other concepts included are diglossia, pidgins, creoles, speech accommodation, sociolect, and idiolect. It further provides instances of the ways in which speech communities demonstrate that variation, highlighting the regularities which exist in all varieties of language.

Notify A Colleague

Citation

McCabe, Anne . Language Variation. An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Second Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 327-368 Feb 2017. ISBN 9781781794333. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30696. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30696. Feb 2017

Dublin Core Metadata