Identity and dialect performance: a study of communities and dialects [Book Review]

McKenzie, Robert (2019) Identity and dialect performance: a study of communities and dialects [Book Review]. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 40 (8). pp. 741-742. ISSN 0143-4632

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This interesting volume is a welcome addition to the increasing body of research investigating the relationship between individual and group identity construction and dialect use. The collection is in four parts, and comprises nineteen chapters examining dialect performance in a wide range of contexts. Reem Bassiouney’s useful introduction covers the groundwork for the scope of the work, and includes a detailed discussion of the term ‘dialect’, a theme also adopted by some contributors (e.g. John Edwards, Chapter 1; Anne Storch, Chapter 17).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociolinguistics, sociolinguistic awareness, sociolinguistic variation, Language and linguistics, language change, language variation, Linguistic performance, variationist sociolinguistics
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Q100 Linguistics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:46

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