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Cultural Poetics (Ethnopoetics)  

Anthony K. Webster

This article argues for the continuing importance of ethnopoetics/cultural poetics in the work of linguists and anthropologists. A heuristic definition of ethnopoetics (or cultural ... More

Perceptual Dialectology  

Jennifer Cramer

Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter introduces the topic of Perceptual Dialectology (PD), an area of sociolinguistics concerned with how nonlinguists understand dialectal variation. The chapter provides a brief ... More

Third Wave Variationism  

Penelope Eckert

Online publication date:
Feb 2016
This article traces the development of the most recent approach to the study of sociolinguistic variation and considers the theoretical issues it raises. This field has moved through three ... More