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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:   Book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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An I ntroduction to Sociolinguistics has been a cornerstone of courses in the field for over two decades, with its clear and accessible coverage of a wide range of issues and useful student study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9781405186681 1405186682
OCLC Number: 317288704
Description: vi, 450 p. : ill., 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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