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Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics by Penelope Eckert (review)

Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics by Penelope Eckert (review) 462 LANGUAGE, VOLUME 96, NUMBER 2 (2020) REFERENCES Matthews, Mitford M. 1933. A survey of English dictionaries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Murray, James A. H. 1900. The evolution of English lexicography. Oxford: Clarendon. Sinclair, John M. (ed.) 1987. Looking up: An account of the COBUILD Project in lexical computing. Lon- don: Collins ELT. Wierzbicka, Anna. 1987. English speech act verbs: A semantic dictionary. London: Academic Press. [patrick.w.hanks@gmail.com] Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics. By Pene- lope Eckert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 209. ISBN 9781107122970. $29.99. Reviewed by Meredith Tamminga, University of Pennsylvania In Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics, Penelope Eckert brings us her ‘intellectual autobiography’: a curated sequence of papers from her career wrapped in first- person narratives about the social and personal context in which each paper was written. While the book covers the full span of E’s career, the focus is on third-wave sociolinguistics, which she defines as ‘a theoretical perspective that puts the meaning of variation, in all its dynamism and indeterminacy, at the center of analysis’ (xi). In tracing the origins of key third-wave theoret- ical constructs to earlier work by both herself and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Language Linguistic Society of America

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462 LANGUAGE, VOLUME 96, NUMBER 2 (2020) REFERENCES Matthews, Mitford M. 1933. A survey of English dictionaries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Murray, James A. H. 1900. The evolution of English lexicography. Oxford: Clarendon. Sinclair, John M. (ed.) 1987. Looking up: An account of the COBUILD Project in lexical computing. Lon- don: Collins ELT. Wierzbicka, Anna. 1987. English speech act verbs: A semantic dictionary. London: Academic Press. [patrick.w.hanks@gmail.com] Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics. By Pene- lope Eckert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 209. ISBN 9781107122970. $29.99. Reviewed by Meredith Tamminga, University of Pennsylvania In Meaning and linguistic variation: The third wave in sociolinguistics, Penelope Eckert brings us her ‘intellectual autobiography’: a curated sequence of papers from her career wrapped in first- person narratives about the social and personal context in which each paper was written. While the book covers the full span of E’s career, the focus is on third-wave sociolinguistics, which she defines as ‘a theoretical perspective that puts the meaning of variation, in all its dynamism and indeterminacy, at the center of analysis’ (xi). In tracing the origins of key third-wave theoret- ical constructs to earlier work by both herself and

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