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1. Title Title of document Language Variation - An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Anne McCabe; Saint Louis University; Spain
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) sociolinguistics; types of language; diglossia; pidgins; creoles; speech accommodation; sociolect; idiolect; speech communities
5. Subject Subject classification Linguistics
6. Description Abstract Chapter 7, ‘Language Variation’ provides ways of approaching analysis of language variation synchronically, gathered under the field of sociolinguistics, the branch of linguistics which analyzes the effects of society on the different forms of language use. It explains perceived types of language varieties, such as standard, dialect and vernacular, as well as the societal variables associated with language variation: age, socio-cultural and economic background, education, gender, occupation and geographical location. Other concepts included are diglossia, pidgins, creoles, speech accommodation, sociolect, and idiolect. It further provides instances of the ways in which speech communities demonstrate that variation, highlighting the regularities which exist in all varieties of language.

7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Feb-2017
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30696
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies
16. Language English=en en
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