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Description: Introducing Sociolinguisticsprovides a solid, up-to-date appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. It covers foundation issues, recent advances and current debates-presenting familiar or classic data in new ways, and supplementing the familiar with fresh examples from a wide range of languages and social settings. It clearly explains the patterns and systems that underlie language variation in use, as well as the ways in which alternations between different language varieties index personal style, social power and national identity. Individual chapters cover: Social dialects and individual style. Language attitudes. Politeness Multilingualism and language choice. Real time and apparent time change in language. Social class, social networks and communities of practice Gender Language and dialect contact. Every chapter includes: exercises that enable readers to engage critically with the text; break out boxes making connections between sociolinguistics and linguistic or social theory;and brief, lively add-ons guaranteed to make the book a memorable and enjoyable read. With a full glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this text gives students all the tools they need for an excellent command of sociolinguistics.
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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.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Tables|
|List of Figures|
|List of Sounds and Symbols|
|Introduction to Using this Book|
|Introducing and Understanding Sociolinguistics|
|Variation and Style|
|Being Polite as a Variable in Speech|
|Multilingualism and Language Choice|
|Real Time and Apparent Time|
|Social Networks and Communities of Practice|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead|
|Notes on the Exercises|