About the author
Peter Trudgill is a theoretical dialectologist who has carried out research on dialects of English, Norwegian, Greek, Albanian, and Spanish; and has published c. 40 books on sociolinguistics and dialectology. He has held professorships at the universities of Reading, Essex, and Lausanne. He is currently Professor of Sociolinguistics at Agder University, Norway; Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at Fribourg University; and Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of East Anglia. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has honorary doctorates from Uppsala; the University of East Anglia; and La Trobe. His most recent book is Sociolinguistic Typology: Social Determinants of Linguistic Complexity (Oxford University Press).
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