By Bróna Murphy
Age is by means of some distance the main underdeveloped of the sociolinguistic variables when it comes to study literature. To-date, learn on age has been patchy and has more often than not occupied with the early life-stages equivalent to early life and formative years, ignoring, for the main half, fit maturity as a degree precious of scrutiny. This e-book examines the discourse of maturity and debts for sociolinguistic edition, near to age and gender, throughout the exploration of a 90,000 notice age-and gender-differentiated spoken corpus of Irish English. The ebook explores either the distribution and use of a couple of excessive frequency pragmatic gains of spoken discourse that seem as key goods within the corpus. half 1 of the e-book offers an creation, a theoretical review of age as a sociolinguistic variable and an outline on find out how to bring together a small spoken corpus for sociolinguistic study. half 2 comprises 5 chapters which examine and discover key gains reminiscent of hedges, imprecise type markers, intensifiers, boosters and high-frequent goods of taboo language when it comes to the variables, age and gender. The ebook is of curiosity to undergraduates or postgraduates taking formal classes in sociolinguistics, utilized linguistics, pragmatics or discourse research. it's also of curiosity to scholars and researchers drawn to utilizing corpus linguistics in sociolinguistic learn.
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