Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

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This new edition of Richard Hudson's widely acclaimed textbook Sociolinguistics will be welcomed by students and teachers alike. To reflect changes in the field since publication of the first edition in 1980, the author has added new sections on politeness, accommodation, and prototypes; and he has expanded discussion of sex differences, culture and general theory. There remains coverage of classic topics such as varieties of language, speech as social interaction, the quantitative study of speech, and linguistic and social inequality. Like the first, the second edition of Sociolinguistics is an exceptionally clear and helpful overview of the relationship of language and society.show more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139166840
  • 9781139166843

Table of contents

Preface to second edition; Preface to first edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of language; 3. Language, culture and thought; 4. Speech as social interaction; 5. The quantitative study of speech; 6. Linguistic and social inequality; 7. Theoretical summary; Bibliography and citation index; Index.show more

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