oa Lagos Notes and Records - Trends in the study of language variation: theoretical and taxonomic considerations
|Article Title||Trends in the study of language variation: theoretical and taxonomic considerations|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English and Literature, University of Benin|
|Publication Date||May 2006|
|Pages||100 - 113|
|Keyword(s)||Genetic classification, Language function, Situational varieties, Social relations, Sociolinguistic, Stylistic approach, Taxonomic paradigms and Theoretical convergence|
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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