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ERIC Number: ED139257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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A Reader on Language Variety. Vol. 1, Exeter Linguistic Studies.
Butler, C. S., Ed.; Hartmann, R. R. K., Ed.
Although the study of language variety has wide implications in several fields, it is an aspect of linguistics that has been neglected for too long in theory and practice. This collection takes a comprehensive look at dialectal, social, and stylistic variation in human communication. The reader consists of 13 contributions grouped into three parts. Part I, "Towards a Theory of Language Variety," is concerned with the building blocks that contribute to a more realistic theory of language variety. Parts II and III deal with language variety in descriptive and applied linguistics. The correlation between linguistic form and situational and functional variables is examined, as well as methods of description and comparison and the implications of the study of language variety for language teaching. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Descriptive Linguistics, Dialects, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Language Instruction, Language Standardization, Language Styles, Language Variation, Languages for Special Purposes, Lexicography, Linguistic Borrowing, Sociolinguistics, Vocabulary
Publications Clerk, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QJ, Devon, England (one pound)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Exeter Univ. (England).