Cambridge Core – Sociolinguistics – Dialectology – by J. K. Chambers. J. K. Chambers, University of Toronto, Peter Trudgill, Université de Lausanne. The term ‘sociolinguistic dialectology’ Dialect geography One of the . editionj. k. chambers and peter trudgill Dialectology Second edition; 4. Jack Chambers and Peter Trudgill This book is in 3 Dialectology and linguistics. 32 . Dialectology, obviously, is the study of dialect and dialects.

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When first published inDialectology broke new ground by giving an integrated account of the social and regional aspects of dialectology. Social differentiation and language. Read, highlight, trudgilll take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

At the same time, however, the have given credit to new developments in the field, such as the revitalization of dialect geography and the rise of sociolinguistics.

Account Options Sign in. Transition is here seen as a process stemming from the chamberss interaction of neighbours. She is co-author of “Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks: Their research is therefore a contribution to both the disciplines.

These are, in turn, subdivided into smaller chapters, clearly numbered and listed in “Contents”. The book is divided into three major parts, viz. Account Options Sign in. Since then it has had a number of reprints until a decision has been made to give it a more up-to-date look and offer the readers the second, revised edition in Dialectology is the study of language variation.

Secondly, they move on to discuss the various vehicles of innovations. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ewa Latecka originally comes from Lodz, Poland, where she obtained her M.

It also encouraged the change in the selection of informants according to the principle of representativeness, as well as the different ways of obtaining data and classifying the informants. Chapter Eight, “Transitions”, is on the one hand a continuation of Chapter Seven in that it also relies on the concept of “isogloss”. Chapter Twelve, “Cohesion in Dialectology” has a double function.


Here the hypothesis of “lexical diffusion” is introduced which assumes that the lexical component is the major one bringing about change, phonetic at least.

Dialectology has long been stereotyped as a limited scope of research since dialectologists long lived with the prejudice of being data collectors who amused their time to wander in rural meadows and converse with old peoples; and if there was any relationship between dialectology with other disciplines it was often viewed as intricate and sometimes controversial through many classificatory approaches.

More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, and sociolinguists have correlated linguistic variables with other variables such as age, social class, sex and ethnic background.

Part of this chapter is also devoted to mechanisms inducing linguistic change.

Dialectology Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Selected pages Title Page. Traditionally, this has largely been the province of dialect geographers, who concentrated on the speech of the linguistically conservative rural population in order to map regional differences. According to the authors themselves, they “have taken pains to retain features that have made it a staple for linguists and students for eighteen years”.

In four chapters numbered from 9 to 12 it presents such concepts fhambers variability, diffusion, and cohesion in dialectology. Accepting the latter leads on to the handling of quantitative data and the problems related to it. Chapter One, “Dialect and Language”, presents the explanation of what, according to the authors, dialectology is. ChambersPeter Trudgill No preview available – Scientific Research An Academic Publisher.

Thirdly, the authors also look at how innovations are ‘disseminated’ and provide a geolinguistic model accounting for the spread of the changes. The book also features Maps, Figures, and Tables, all conveniently included within the text for the reader’s ease of reference, as well as a general Index and an extensive list of mostly classic, but also newer references. Other editions – View all Dialectology J. Diffusion sociolinguistic and lexical. He is author dialectolpgy “Sociolinguistics: This paper, thus, highlights the relationship of dialectology to other disciplines of language in linguistic studies like sociolinguistics and education.

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Dialectology not only provides a thorough exposition of these two approaches – their histories, methodologies and significant results, drawn from studies of a wide range of languages – but for the first time also integrates them within a single conceptual framework as two aspects of the same discipline. Her main interests include language acquisition and learning, sociolinguistics, as well as issues related to translations.

Bearing this in mind, one can accept keeping rtudgill dialectology” and “urban dialectology” or sociolinguistics apart as justified.

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Chambers is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Some dialectologists stressed the fact that all dialects are both regional spatial dimension and social. Chapter Six, “Sociolinguistic Structure and Linguistic Innovation”, takes the reader further into the discussion of how one type of variation can be explained by another, viz. Other editions – View all Dialectology J. It is a false perception to view dialectology chamberx autonomous discipline that inherits traditional dialect atlases; dialectology transcends the work on grounds to scrutinize the way linguistic variables function in speech.

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As has been said earlier, this is a revised second edition of the book. The authors also mention a third stream capable of contributing to the field, namely “human geography”, which develops dynamic models of diffusion and involves social attitude and community networks as independent variables.

The new attitude brought about the rise of urban dialectology as opposed to previous studies of rural dialects solely. Firstly, the authors seek to find who the innovators are.

More recently, however, interest has shifted to urban speech, No eBook available Amazon.