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Introduction to Sociolinguistics

ISBN-10: 1405186682
ISBN-13: 9781405186681
Edition: 6th 2010
Authors: Ronald Wardhaugh
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 458
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Ronald Wardhaugh's An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has been a cornerstone of courses in the field for over two decades, maintaining its popularity by combining clear and accessible coverage of a wide range of issues, with useful student study features. This comprehensive sixth edition retains these strengths, but has also been updated throughout to reflect developments in the field. New chapter-by-chapter "explorations" sections have been added which encourage students to actively engage with these key issues in sociolinguistics.The sixth edition includes greater focus on ideas of identity, solidarity and markedness, while the features that have made this work a classic - the balanced coverage of issues ranging from language dialects and variation, code-switching, bilingualism, and speech communities, to ethnographies, gender, and language disadvantage - have been updated to reflect the latest research. Accessible and engaging, this is an ideal introduction for both undergraduates and graduate students with little or no background in sociolinguistics.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Knowledge of Language
Variation
Language and Society
Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language
Methodological Concerns
Overview
Further Reading
Languages and Communities
Languages, Dialects, and Varieties
Language or Dialect?
Standardization
Regional Dialects
Social Dialects
Styles, Registers, and Beliefs
Further Reading
Pidgins and Creoles
Lingua Francas
Definitions
Distribution and Characteristics
Origins
From Pidgin to Creole and Beyond
Further Reading
Codes
Diglossia
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Code-Switching
Accommodation
Further Reading
Speech Communities
Definitions
Intersecting Communities
Networks and Repertoires
Further Reading
Inherent Variety
Language Variation
Regional Variation
The Linguistic Variable
Social Variation
Data Collection and Analysis
Further Reading
Some Findings and Issues
An Early Study
New York City
Norwich and Reading
A Variety of Studies
Belfast
Controversies
Further Reading
Change
The Traditional View
Some Changes in Progress
The Process of Change
Further Reading
Words at Work
Words and Culture
Whorf
Kinship
Taxonomies
Color
Prototypes
Taboo and Euphemism
Further Reading
Ethnographies
Varieties of Talk
The Ethnography of Speaking
Ethnomethodology
Further Reading
Solidarity and Politeness
Tu and Vous
Address Terms
Politeness
Further Reading
Talk and Action
Speech Acts
Cooperation
Conversation
Further Reading
Understanding and Intervening
Gender
Differences
Possible Explanations
Further Reading
Disadvantage
Codes Again
African American English
Consequences for Education
Further Reading
Planning
Issues
A Variety of Situations
Further Examples
Winners and Losers
Further Reading
Conclusion
References
Index

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