NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
ERIC Number: EJ276549
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Contribution of Sociolinguistics to Dialectology.
Trudgill, Peter
Language Sciences, v4 n2 p237-50 Oct 1982
Examines several areas where traditional work in dialectology has proven inadequate. Outlines specific areas where sociolinguistics can make a substantial contribution. Discusses (1) the bias in dialectology toward the historical; (2) the relative lack of attention paid to the heterogeneity of the speech community and the variability of speech; and (3) the attempt of dialectology to account for regional variation. (EKN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A