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Dimensions in variationist sociolinguistics : a sociolinguistic investigation of language variation in Macau

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dc.contributor.advisor Barnes, L. A.
dc.contributor.author Botha, Werner
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-22T09:07:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-22T09:07:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5724
dc.description.abstract At the very heart of variationist Sociolinguistics is the notion that language has an underlying structure, and that this structure varies according to external linguistic variables such as age, gender, social class, community membership, nationality, and so on. Specifically, this study examines variation in initial and final segments, as well as sentence final particles in Cantonese in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR). Results of this study indicate that external linguistic constraint categories play a role in the realization of how and when initial and final segments, as well as sentence final particles are used in Macau Cantonese. Finally, this dissertation illustrates that pragmatic functions in the systematic use of linguistic variables requires explanations that draw from variationist sociolinguistic research that has an ethnographic and interpretive basis. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 250 leaves) : col. ill., map.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Language variation en
dc.subject Macau Cantonese en
dc.subject Social network approach en
dc.subject Constructionist approach en
dc.subject Linguistic variants en
dc.subject Variation in Chinese en
dc.subject.ddc 306.44095126
dc.subject.lcsh Sociolinguistics
dc.subject.lcsh Cantonese dialects -- Macau -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese language -- Social aspects -- Macau -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese language -- Dialects -- Macau -- China -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Chinese language -- Variation -- Macau -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Semiotics -- Social aspects -- Macau -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Macau (China) -- Languages
dc.title Dimensions in variationist sociolinguistics : a sociolinguistic investigation of language variation in Macau en
dc.title.alternative Sociolinguistic investigation of language variation in Macau
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Linguistics
dc.description.degree M.A. (Sociolinguistics)


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