Linguistic register
In linguistics, a register is a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting. For example, when speaking in a formal setting, an English speaker may be more likely to use features of prescribed grammar—such as pronouncing words ending in -ing with a velar nasal instead of an alveolar nasal (e.g. "walking", not "walkin'"), choosing more formal words (e.g. father vs. dad, child vs. kid, etc.), and refraining from using contractions such as ain't—than when speaking in an informal setting.
As with other types of language variation, there tends to be a spectrum of registers rather than a discrete set of obviously distinct varieties – numerous registers could be identified, with no clear boundaries between them. Discourse categorisation is a complex problem, and even in the general definition of "register" given above (language variation defined by use not user), there are cases where other kinds of language variation, such as regional or age dialect, overlap. As a result of this complexity, scholarly consensus has not been reached for the definitions of terms such as "register", "field" or "tenor"; different scholars' definitions of these terms are often in direct contradiction of each other. Additional terms such as diatype, genre, text types, style, acrolect, mesolect and basilect, among many others, may be used to cover the same or similar ground. Some prefer to restrict the domain of the term "register" to a specific vocabulary (Wardhaugh, 1986) (which one might commonly call jargon), while others[who?] argue against the use of the term altogether. These various approaches with their own "register," or set of terms and meanings, fall under disciplines such as sociolinguistics, stylistics, pragmatics or systemic functional grammar.

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Register (sociolinguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Linguistic Register and Code Switching - Daily Writing Tips
Jun 24, 2011 ... Linguistic register” refers to the concept of adapting one's use of language to conform to standards or traditions in a given professional or social ...
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Jan 29, 1997 ... Linguistic varieties that are linked ... to occupations, professions or topics have been termed registers. The register of law, for example, ...
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Jun 16, 2009 ... A Linguistic register is a variety of the language, one that is governed by the context in which it is used. As the OED puts it, under meaning 8. d.
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Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison
Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison
Douglas Biber, 1995
Douglas Biber's new book gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali.
University Language: A corpus-based study of spoken and written registers (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)
University Language: A corpus-based study of spoken and written registers (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)
Prof. Dr. Douglas Biber, 2006
University students must cope with a bewildering array of registers, not only to learn academic content, but also to understand course expectations and requirements. While many previous studies have investigated academic writing, we know comparatively little about academic speech; and no linguistic study to date has investigated the range of academ...
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The Register
William Dean Howells, 2011
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Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation
Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation
Randi Reppen, Susan M. Fitzmaurice, Douglas Biber, 2002
This volume is a collection of papers that illustrate the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation.
Figurative Language, Genre and Register (Cambridge Applied Linguistics)
Figurative Language, Genre and Register (Cambridge Applied Linguistics)
Alice Deignan, Jeannette Littlemore and Elena Semino, 2013
This volume combines diverse research scenarios to present a solid framework for analysis of figurative language. Figurative Language, Genre and Register brings together discourse analysis and corpus linguistics in a cutting-edge study of figurative language in spoken and written discourse. The authors explore a diverse range of communities from ch...
Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register
Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register
Douglas Biber Associate Professor of English Northern Arizona University, Edward Finegan Professor of Linguistics University of Southern California, 1993
Simplified Registers and Linguistic Theory The study of register views language as dependent on its context of use. ' Register is thus central to the study of language variation, and register variation may be seen, "not as a refinement in the use ...
Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison
Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison
Douglas Biber, 1995
Douglas Biber's new book extends and refines the research and methodology reported in his ground-breaking Variation Across Speech and Writing (1988), and adds for the first time a diachronic dimension. In it he gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali. Striking...
Cross-linguistic Variation in System and Text: A Methodology ...
Cross-linguistic Variation in System and Text: A Methodology ...
Elke Teich, 2003
Categories of intermediate levels of linguistic abstraction, such as grammatical or semantic categories, would need to be ... Contrastive linguistics: Register analysis In contrastive linguistics, more attention has been paid recently to text types, ...
Register, Genre, and Style (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Register, Genre, and Style (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Douglas Biber and Susan Conrad, 2009
This book describes the most important kinds of texts in English and introduces the methodological techniques used to analyse them. Three analytical approaches are introduced and compared, describing a wide range of texts from the perspectives of register, genre and style. The primary focus of the book is on the analysis of registers. Part 1 introd...
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Involvement in University Classroom Discourse: Register Variation and Interactivity
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Disputed Issues: Linguistic "register" or What is formality in writing, and why do readers demand compliance with formality rules? Part 3. Choice of register
Click image to expand, preferably in separate windowThe chart's new sixth column tells what's good and what's bad, what's in and what's out. Formal is the traditional register for law: what should be more formal than the relationship between judge and attorney? Informal register now vies for dominance, its jurisdiction extended by expelling (most of) the hyper-grammatical rules.
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