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Salience in Sociolinguistics: A Quantitative Approach
  

Salience in Sociolinguistics: A Quantitative Approach (Hardback)

By Racz, Peter

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Proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to 'invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completel... read full description below.

ISBN 9783110304329
Barcode 9783110304329
Published 10 November 2017 by De Gruyter
Format Hardback
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Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 84)
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ISBN-13 9783110304329
ISBN-10 3110304325
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher De Gruyter
Imprint Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date 10 November 2017
International Publication Date 17 September 2013
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Racz, Peter
Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 84)
Category Sociolinguistics
Number of Pages 183
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 405g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.44
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This work proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completely ignored. Taking a quantitative angle, this work sees salience as a function of relative frequency differences, giving it an empirically testable operationalisation.

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Author's Bio

Peter Racz, University of Freiburg, Germany.

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