Standards and Variation in Urban Speech: Examples from Lowland Scots Ronald K S Macaulay

ISBN: 9789027275752

Published: July 10th 1997

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211 pages


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Standards and Variation in Urban Speech: Examples from Lowland Scots  by  Ronald K S Macaulay

Standards and Variation in Urban Speech: Examples from Lowland Scots by Ronald K S Macaulay
July 10th 1997 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 211 pages | ISBN: 9789027275752 | 5.48 Mb

Standards and Variation in Urban Speech is an examination and exploration of the aims and methods of sociolinguistic investigation, based on studies of Scottish urban speech. It criticially examines the implications of the notions vernacular,MoreStandards and Variation in Urban Speech is an examination and exploration of the aims and methods of sociolinguistic investigation, based on studies of Scottish urban speech. It criticially examines the implications of the notions vernacular, standard language, Received Pronunciation, social class, and linguistic insecurity.

Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods using examples from comedians jokes, dialect poetry, formal and informal interviews, and personal narratives, the work illustrates the actual norms that speakers exemplify in various ways.



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