Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Acquisition across the Lifespan

ORCID logoAnna Ghimenton | Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (UMR5596, CNRS & Université Lyon 2)
Aurélie Nardy | Université Grenoble Alpes
Jean-Pierre Chevrot | Université Grenoble Alpes
ISBN 9789027209078 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027259752 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume provides a broad coverage of the intersection of sociolinguistic variation and language acquisition. Favoured by the current scientific context where interdisciplinarity is particularly encouraged, the chapters bring to light the complementarity between the social and cognitive approaches to language acquisition. The book integrates sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic issues by bringing together scholars who have been developing conceptions of language acquisition across the lifespan that take into account language-internal and cross-linguistic variation in contexts of both first and second language acquisition as well as of first and second dialect acquisition. The volume brings together theoretical and empirical research and provides an excellent basis for scholars and students wanting to delve into the social and cognitive dimensions of both the production and perception of sociolinguistic variation. The book enables the reader to understand, on the one hand, how variation is acquired in childhood or at a later stage and, on the other, how perception and production feed into one another, thus building up our understanding of the social meanings underpinning language variation.
[Studies in Language Variation, 26] 2021.  vi, 319 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Research at the intersection of second language acquisition and sociolinguistic variation has grown into a robust field, fostering dialogue between social and cognitive approaches to linguistics. Given the evidence from earlier studies that learners acquire and notice patterns of variation, the main interest now lies in the mechanisms and factors that drive acquisition. This volume compiles state-of-the-art research on this topic.”
“Overall, this book provides a clear vision of the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation across the lifespan. It provides theoretical background and research findings for interested readers. With persuasive arguments by integrating well­-documented perspectives and recent research results, the editors and contributors pave a pathway for future research in the field. From our personal perspective, this book is a must-read for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students in the intertwined fields of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFB: Sociolinguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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