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Dimensions of Register Variation

A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

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Dimensions of Register Variation by Douglas Biber
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Douglas Biber's new book extends and refines the research and methodology reported in his ground breaking Variation Across Speech and Writing (CUP 1988). In Dimensions of Register Variation he gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali. Using the multi-dimensional analytical framework employed in his earlier work, Biber carries out a principled comparison of both synchronic and diachronic patterns of variation across the four languages. Striking similarities as well as differences emerge, allowing Biber to predict for the first time cross-linguistic universals of register variation. This major new work will provide the foundation for the further investigation of cross-linguistic universals governing the pattern of discourse variation across registers, and will be of wide interest to any scholar interested in style, register and literacy.
Release date NZ
February 13th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
75 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
448
Dimensions
152x228x25
ISBN-13
9780521024112
Product ID
2058505

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