Davydova presents a variationist
account of quotative marking in English speaking communities that emerged through colonization and inter-ethnic linguistic practices on the one hand, and on the other hand in the classroom environment and learners' stay-abroad experiences.
This type of analysis has been used in studies within the variationist
sociolinguistic framework (Diaz-Campos, 2003, 2004; Labov, 1972a; 1972b, among others).
account of voice onset time (VOT) among bilingual West Indians in Panama.
The works based on the Variationist
Sociolinguistics were structured by the concept of speech community proposed by Labov (2008 , p.150), for whom "speech community is not defined by any marked agreement in the use of linguistic elements, so much as by participation in a set of shared norms" (LABOV, 2008 , p.150).
With this groundwork laid, the authors offer in the heart of their book in chapters 4-9 their analysis of the language of the Hebrew Bible through two methods of historical linguistic investigation: Cross-Textual Variable Analysis (CTVA, chapters 4-6) and Variationist
Analysis (VA, chapters 7-9).
Making waves: The story of variationist
"Fronting and Irony in Spanish." In Left Sentence-Peripheries in Spanish: Diachronic, Variationist
and Typological Perspectives, edited by Andreas Dufter and Octavio de Toledo, 309-342.
Examining the Greek Aganaktismenoi (indignants) movement, she proposes a functional variationist
The six articles included in this special issue of Caribbean Studies vary in terms of their disciplinary perspectives (e.g., sociolinguistics, variationist
linguistics, bilingualism, and creolistics) and the specific language contact situations and phenomena under examination, which include bilingualism, code-switching, language contact, multiethnolects, and Creole languages.
Such language use can be captured by means of corpus-based studies, like the present one, which follows a variationist
design to investigate proportional preferences in different varieties and registers (see, e.g., Biber et al.
JOHNSTONE, Barbara 2006 "A new role for narrative in variationist
Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation.