Sociolinguistics The Essential Readings

ISBN-10: 0631227172
ISBN-13: 9780631227175
Edition: 2003
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A collection of classic articles that have helped define the field of sociolinguistics and provide the foundation for future research, paired with more recent articles which indicate the direction the field has taken or the ways in which ideas were elaborated and challenged.

Notes on Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
History of Sociolinguistics
Introduction
A Brief History of American Sociolinguistics 1949-1989
Reflections on the Origins of Sociolinguistics in Europe
Discussion Questions
Ethnography of Speaking
Introduction
Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life
Lands I Came to Sing: Negotiating Identities and Places in the Tuscan "Contrasto"
Discussion Questions
Pragmatics
Introduction
Narrative Analysis: Oral Versions of Personal Experience
"Narrative Analysis" Thirty Years Later
Narrative Structure: Some Contrasts Between Maori and Pakeha Story-telling
Contextualization Conventions
The Pronouns of Power and Solidarity
Complimenting: A Positive Politeness Strategy
Discussion Questions
Language and Gender
Introduction
Selections from Language and Woman's Place
The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender Dominance
Discussion Questions
Language and Variation
Introduction
Some Sociolinguistic Principles
On the Construction of Vernacular Dialect Norms
The Linguistic Individual in an American Public-Opinion Survey
Discussion Questions
Pidgins and Creoles
Introduction
Trade Jargons and Creole Dialects as Marginal Languages
Discussion Questions
Individual Bilingualism
Introduction
A Social Psychology of Bilingualism
BICS and CALP: Origins and Rationale for the Distinction
Linguistic Diversity, Schooling, and Social Class: Rethinking Our Conception of Language Proficiency in Language Minority Education
Discussion Questions
Diglossia
Introduction
Diglossia
Bilingualism With and Without Diglossia; Diglossia With and Without Bilingualism
Toward the Systematic Study of Diglossia
Discussion Questions
Group Multilingualism
Introduction
Empirical Explorations of Two Popular Assumptions: Inter-Polity Perspective on the Relationships between Linguistic Heterogeneity, Civil Strife, and Per Capita Gross National Product
Linguistic Minorities and Language Policies
Discussion Questions
Language Policy and Planning
Introduction
Dialect, Language, Nation
Language Planning Goals: A Classification
Literacy and Language Planning
Discussion Questions
Multilingualism, Policies, and Education
Introduction
A Global Perspective on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
Language Policies and Language Rights
Discussion Questions
Index

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