An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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John Wiley & Sons, 9 lut 2009 - 432
This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.



  • Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
  • Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
  • Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
  • Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power
  • Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
  • Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.
 

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a beginners guide to socio-linguistics covering kinship, low/high speech (ie: formal language: tu vs vous), solidarity & politeness, african-american vernacular english (AAVE) pidgins and creoles ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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8 Change
191
Changes in Progress
194
The Process of Change
208
Further Reading
218
Part III Words at Work
219
9 Words and Culture
221
Kinship
229
Taxonomies
232

Part I Languages and Communities
23
2 Languages Dialects and Varieties
25
Language and Dialect
27
Regional Dialects
43
Social Dialects
49
Styles Registers and Beliefs
51
Further Reading
57
3 Pidgins and Creoles
58
Lingua Francas
59
Definitions
61
Distribution and Characteristics
65
Origins
73
From Pidgin to Creole
78
Further Reading
87
4 Codes
88
Diglossia
89
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
96
CodeSwitching
101
Further Reading
118
5 Speech Communities
119
Intersecting Communities
125
Networks and Repertoires
129
Further Reading
132
Part II Inherent Variety
133
6 Language Variation
135
Regional Variation
136
The Linguistic Variable
142
Linguistic and Social Variation
146
Data Collection and Analysis
153
Further Reading
161
7 Some Findings and Issues
162
New York City
164
Norwich and Reading
170
A Variety of Studies
172
Belfast
181
Controversies
183
Further Reading
190
Color
235
Prototypes
237
Taboo and Euphemism
238
Further Reading
241
10 Ethnographies
242
The Ethnography of Speaking
247
Ethnomethodology
252
Further Reading
259
11 Solidarity and Politeness
260
Address Terms
267
Politeness
276
Further Reading
283
12 Talk and Action
284
Cooperation
290
Conversation
296
Further Reading
311
Part IV Understanding and Intervening
313
13 Gender
315
Differences
316
Possible Explanations
324
Further Reading
334
14 Disadvantage
335
Codes Again
336
African American Vernacular English
342
Consequences for Education
346
Further Reading
355
15 Planning
356
Issues
357
A Variety of Situations
361
Further Examples
370
Winners and Losers
378
Further Reading
382
16 Conclusion
383
References
387
Index
415
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Informacje o autorze (2009)

Ronald Wardhaugh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His recent work includes Proper English (Blackwell, 1998) and Understanding English Grammar (second edition, Blackwell, 2003).

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