Urban Matters

Current approaches in variationist sociolinguistics

| University of Graz
| University of Graz
| Philipps University of Marburg
ISBN 9789027210135 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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ISBN 9789027258281
The city as a complex socio-cultural structure plays a central role, economically, administratively as well as culturally. Factors such as higher population density, a more expansive infrastructure, and larger social and cultural diversity compared to rural areas have a substantial impact on urban society and urban communication.

Focusing on the latter, the contributions to this volume discuss the characteristics and dynamics of urban language use, considering aspects such as contact, variation and change, as well as identity, indexicality, and attitudes, but also spatial factors including mobility, urbanisation/counterurbanisation, and diffusion processes.

The collected articles provide an update of ‘first wave’ approaches of variationist sociolinguistics, but also establish a connection to ‘third wave’ research for readers from a broad range of fields, especially sociolinguistics, variationist linguistics, and dialectology. The book presents modern methodological and conceptual ideas and a wealth of new findings but also serves as a reference work, combining theoretical discussions with results from recent empirical studies.
[Studies in Language Variation, 27]  2021.  x, 280 pp.
Publishing status: Available

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021041988 | Marc record