Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics
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Description: Providing a comprehensive overview of sociolinguistic methods and areas of investigation, this engaging and practical text covers every issue of major concern in the field. Made up of a series of short essays written by renowned international experts and presented in thematic groups, key topics discussed include: - language, sex and gender - multilingualism - language and ideology - language and education - language and ethnicity - pidgins and creoles. With a substantial A-Z glossary of key terms and concepts, directions for further study, and detailed cross-referencing with links to the glossary, The "Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics" is both an essential broad-based introduction for those new to the field, and a highly useful reference for established researchers in the area.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Carmen Llamas lectures in sociolinguistics at the University of York. She is co-editor (with Dominic Watt) of Language and Identities (2010) and (with Peter Stockwell and Louise Mullany) of The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics (2007). Her research deals primarily with phonological variation and change in the North East and the Scottish-English border region.
|List of illustrations and tables|
|Notes on the contributors|
|Methods of observation and analysis|
|Variation and the variable|
|Techniques of analysis (I) Phonological variation|
|Techniques of analysis (II) Morphosyntactic variation|
|Techniques of analysis (III) Discourse|
|Style and the linguistic repertoire|
|Language and identity|
|Mobility, contact and accommodation|
|Politeness and power|
|The ideology of the standard language|
|The influence of the media|
|Language and education|
|Language policy and language planning|
|Creoles and pidgins|
|Colonial and postcolonial varieties|