Standards and Variation in Urban Speech

Examples from Lowland Scots

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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.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G20]  1997.  x, 201
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix–x
Introduction
1–6
The rise and fall of the vernacular
7–19
Double standards
21–33
RP R.I.P
35–44
Determining linguistic insecurity
45–59
The sociolinguistic significance of dialect humour
61–69
Urbanity in an urban dialect
71–83
Social class differences
85–99
Consistency and variation
101–118
The adverbs of authority
119–138
Remarkably common eloquence: the aesthetics of urban dialect
139–162
Conclusion
163–172
References
173–193
Index
195–201
“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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97023074