Writing in Nonstandard English

Writing in Nonstandard English

Description

This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly. This book offers an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach to this central theme of wide interest.
The articles approach writing in nonstandard language through various disciplines and methodologies: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics, and ideological and political points of view. The theories and methods from these fields are applied to material that ranges from nonliterary writing to canonized authors. Dialects, regional varieties and worldwide Englishes are also addressed.


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Details

Author(s)
Irma Taavitsainen, Gunnel Melchers, Paivi Pahta
Format
Hardback | 404 pages
Dimensions
165.1 x 228.6 x 31.75mm | 660g
Publication date
15 Feb 2000
Publisher
Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1556199457
ISBN13
9781556199455