Making Waves

The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics
Author(s): Sali A. Tagliamonte
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Aug 25, 2015
Product Number: EB00622364
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118455449
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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. Visit the site at