The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics
Making Waves tells the human story of an academic field based on one-to-one interviews with 43 of the most famous scholars in Variationist Sociolinguistics. Explanations of concepts, ideas, good practice and sage advice come directly from the progenitors of the discipline.
- An authentic, inside story about the origins of Sociolinguistics as Language Variation and Change, recording the context and spirit of sociolinguistics
- Gives students access to the views on language variation of major sociolinguists such as Bill Labov and Peter Trudgill
- Offers a human story of an academic field, and is written in the style of a novel, offering complete accessibility with minimal in-group terminology
- Provides a timely audio archive of the reminiscences of the major Sociolinguists, including Labov, Fasold, Milroy, Trudgill, and Wolfram, with a companion website featuring 400 audio clips from the interviews. Visit the site at www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte/makingwaves