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Language and Social Networks, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-15314-6
248 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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First published in 1980, Language and Social Networks has had a great influence on the development of sociolinguistics. The second edition incorporates an extensive new chapter reappraising the original research and discussing other sociolinguistic work in the same paradigm.
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Editor's Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgements.

1. Language, Class and Community.

2. Obtaining Data in the Speech Community: Major Principles.

3. Studying Language in the Community: The Fieldworker and the Social Network.

4. The Social Context of Speech Events.

5. The Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Data.

6. The Language of the Individual Speaker: Patterns of Variation and Network Structure.

7. Conclusions and Theoretical Implications.

Appendix.

References.

Index.

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Lesley Milroy is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • First published in 1980, Language and Social Networks has had a great influence on the development of sociolinguistics

  • investigates the manner in which patterns of linguistic variation characterize particular groups (social and cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban community

  • incorporates an extensive new chapter reappraising the original research and discussing other sociolinguistic work in the same paradigm
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