Eckert, P. <i>Meaning and Linguistic Variation: The Third Wave in Sociolinguistics</i>


  • Mayowa Akinlotan University of Texas at Austin



Linguistics variables, variables, variation


Eckert, P. (2018). Meaning and Linguistic Variation: The Third Wave in Sociolinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781316403242

Author Biography

Mayowa Akinlotan, University of Texas at Austin

Mayowa Akinlotan received his PhD from Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), and is currently a postdoctoral at the Linguistics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he conducts research on syntax, linguistic variation, Nigerian English, World Englishes, and the related


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How to Cite

Akinlotan, M. (2019). Eckert, P. <i>Meaning and Linguistic Variation: The Third Wave in Sociolinguistics</i>. Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science, 5(1-2), 212–218.



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