oa Lagos Notes and Records - Trends in the study of language variation: theoretical and taxonomic considerations

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



Register study, stylistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and English for specific purposes all deal with language variation. This can be gleaned from several perspectives. In this paper, however, we have tried to look at the issue of variation from two main perspectives namely: the theoretical and the taxonomic. Our conclusion in this paper is that the five study thrusts listed above are approaches to the study of language variation.

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