Writing in Nonstandard English

Editors
| University of Helsinki
| University of Stockholm
| University of Stockholm
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ISBN 9789027250827 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556199455 (USA) | USD 188.00
 
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This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly. This book offers an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach to this central theme of wide interest.
The articles approach writing in nonstandard language through various disciplines and methodologies: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics, and ideological and political points of view. The theories and methods from these fields are applied to material that ranges from nonliterary writing to canonized authors. Dialects, regional varieties and worldwide Englishes are also addressed.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 67]  2000.  viii, 404 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book deserves a wide readership by both linguists and literary scholars, both for the detailed insights which it provides and for the general theoretical principles with which almost all the essays engage.”
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Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99036350 | Marc record