Making Waves : The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics, Paperback / softback Book

Making Waves : The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics Paperback / softback

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Making Waves tells the human story of an academic field based on one-to-one interviews with 43 of the most famous scholars in Variationist Sociolinguistics.

Explanations of concepts, ideas, good practice and sage advice come directly from the progenitors of the discipline. * An authentic, inside story about the origins of Sociolinguistics as Language Variation and Change, recording the context and spirit of sociolinguistics * Gives students access to the views on language variation of major sociolinguists such as Bill Labov and Peter Trudgill * Offers a human story of an academic field, and is written in the style of a novel, offering complete accessibility with minimal in-group terminology * Provides a timely audio archive of the reminiscences of the major Sociolinguists, including Labov, Fasold, Milroy, Trudgill, and Wolfram, with a companion website featuring 400 audio clips from the interviews.

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