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An introduction to sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This edition incorporates a wealth of new material which reflects progress in the field since the start of the 1990s. The coverage of topics such as pidgins and creoles, code switching, and language change have been considerably revised and extended.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9781405186681 1405186682 1444393057 9781444393057
OCLC Number: 317288704
Description: vi, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Knowledge of language --
Variation --
Language and society --
Sociolinguistics and the sociology of language --
pt. I. Languages and communities --
2. Languages, dialects, and varieties --
Language or dialect? --
Standardization --
Regional dialects --
Social dialects --
Styles, registers, and beliefs --
3. Pidgins and Creoles --
Lingua Francas --
Origins --
4. Codes --
Diglossia --
Bilingualism and multilingualism --
Code-switching --
Accommodation --
5. Speech communities --
Intersecting communities --
Networks and repertoires --
pt. II. Inherent variety --
6. Language variation --
Regional variation --
The linguistic variable --
Social variation --
Data collection and analysis --
7. Some findings and issues --
New York City --
Norwich and Reading --
Belfast --
Controversies --
8. Change --
The traditional view --
The process of change --
pt. III. Words at work --
9. Words and culture --
Whorf --
Kinship --
Taxonomies --
Color --
Prototypes --
Taboo and euphemism --
10. Ethnographies --
Varieties of talk --
The ethnography of speaking --
Ethnomethodology --
11. Solidarity and politeness --
Tu and Vous --
Address terms --
Politeness --
12. Talk and action --
Speech acts --
Cooperation --
Conversation --
pt. IV. Understanding and intervening --
13. Gender --
Differences --
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14. Disadvantage --
Codes --
African American English --
Consequences for education --
15. Planning --
Issues --
16. Conclusion.
Series Title: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 4.
Responsibility: Ronald Wardhaugh.

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