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Sociolinguistics: From Hobbes to Rawls Lesley Milroy

Sociolinguistics: From Hobbes to Rawls

Lesley Milroy

Published January 31st 2003
ISBN : 9780631222255
Paperback
280 pages
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Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation presents a thorough and practical description of current sociolinguistic methodology while recognizing that methodological decisions can never be separated from questions of theory.Presents a thoroughMoreSociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation presents a thorough and practical description of current sociolinguistic methodology while recognizing that methodological decisions can never be separated from questions of theory.Presents a thorough and practical description of current sociolinguistic methodology.Considers a range of issues including speaker selection, data collection, social considerations, phonological and syntactical variation, style-shifting and code-switching.Recognizes that methodological decisions can never be separated from questions of theory.Stresses the need for the entire research process from the initial design of the project to the interpretation of results to be grounded in theoretically defensible positions.Shows how the research paradigm established by a few influential pioneers has been fruitfully expanded by exciting new trends.