Introducing Sociolinguistics

Introducing Sociolinguistics

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Offering a synthesis of various approaches to sociolinguistics, this work covers areas such as code-choice, language variation, dialectology, gender, multilingualism, language contact, language learning, interactional studies, language inequality, and power. At the same time, the book provides an integrated perspective on these themes by examining sociological theories of human interaction. It also contains two chapters on the applications of sociolinguistics, and a concluding chapter on the sociolinguistics of sign language.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25mm | 906g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Illustrated with maps, diagrams, inset boxes, drawings and cartoons
  • 0748611932
  • 9780748611935

Table of contents

Clearing the ground - basic issues, concepts and approaches; variation language - regional dialectology; social dialectology; more on language variation and change; multilingualism and language diversity; language in interaction; gender and language use; language contact I - maintenance, shift and death; language contact II - pidgins, creoles and "new Englishes"; critical sociolinguistics - approaches to language and power; language planning and policy; language and education; the sociolinguistics of sign language.show more

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