Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology Volume 2

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Synopsis

The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, Volume 2, expands on the coverage of both regions and methodologies in the investigation of nonlinguists' perceptions of language variety. New areas studied include Canada (anglophone and francophone), Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Korea, and Mali, and most prominent among the new approaches are studies of the salience of specific linguistic features in variety identification and assessment. As in Volume I, the reader will find in these chapters everything from the statistical treatment of the ratings of dialect attributes to studies of the actual discourses of nonlinguists discussing language variety. Dialectologists, sociolinguistics, ethnographers, and applied linguists who work in areas where language variety is a concern will appreciate the findings and methods of these studies, but social scientists of every sort who want to understand the role of language in the cultural lives of ordinary people will also find much of interest here.

Book information

ISBN: 9781556197574
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Imprint: John Benjamins
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 975g
Height: 254mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 31mm