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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • English language -- Social aspects -- United States,
  • Speech and social status -- United States,
  • Linguistics -- Research -- United States,
  • Americanisms

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 218-227.

Statement[by] Walt Wolfram [and] Ralph W. Fasold.
ContributionsFasold, Ralph W., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE2808 .W6
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5041563M
ISBN 100138587876
LC Control Number74000782

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Important topics featured in Dialect and Language Variation include:**Dialect theories: linguistic geography, structural and generative dialectology, and language variation.**The nature of social dialects and language variation, with attention to women's speech.**Overview of regional dialects and area studies.**The nature and study of the. Dialects: Linguistic varieties which are distinguishable by their vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. A dialect can be of a particular district (regional dialect), a class (social dialect) or a group of people (ethnic dialect). Dialects are different from accents in that accents are only about pronunciation whereas. Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, and has authored numerous books including The Development of African American English (with Erik Thomas, Blackwell, ) and American Voices (co-edited with Ben Ward, Blackwell, ).His most recent book is Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina ().   George Yule(),this refers to the traditional dialects tended to concentrate on the speech of people in rural áreas, the study of social dialects has been mainly concerned with speakers in towns and the study of dialects, it is social class that is mainly used to difined groups of speakers as having something in common.