Standards and Variation in Urban Speech

Examples from Lowland Scots

Ronald K.S. Macaulay | Pitzer College, Claremont, California
ISBN 9789027248787 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556197178 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027275752 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Standards and Variation in Urban Speech is an examination and exploration of the aims and methods of sociolinguistic investigation, based on studies of Scottish urban speech. It criticially examines the implications of the notions ‘vernacular’, ‘standard language’, ‘Received Pronunciation’, ‘social class’, and ‘linguistic insecurity’. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods using examples from comedians’ jokes, dialect poetry, formal and informal interviews, and personal narratives, the work illustrates the actual norms that speakers exemplify in various ways.
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“Macaulay has assembled an interesting collection of chapters that represent his long term commitment to delineating the varieties in the Lowland Scots speech community. Additionally, he has worked to apply this information to illuminate the larger issues of standards and variation in the global community.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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