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- DescriptionIn Talk That Counts, distinguished sociolinguist Rinals Macaulay provides a new way of examining sociolinguistic variation. Linguists traditionally take a limited sample of linguistic data from a given population and look at phological and morphological variables. Macaulay proposes a much different and highly quantitative approach to the study of variation, which correlates features of discourse with three social categories: social class, gender, and age. He uses as data a sample from 33 speakers of English in Glasgow, and his conclusions indicate that age accounts for the greatest number of differences, followed by gender, with social class accounting for the most variation within a group. Macaulay's work offers a new methodological paradigm to an audience of sociolinguists and others like sociologists concerned with discourse analysis.
- Author BiographyRonald K. S. Macaulay is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College. He is the author of Language, Social Class and Education (1977), Locating Dialect in Discourse (1991), The Social Art (1995), and Standards and Variation in Urban Speech (1997).
- Author(s)Ronald K. S. Macaulay
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication10/02/2005
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Notenumerous line illustrations, graphs and tables
- Weight355 g
- Width155 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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