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An introduction to sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2002.
Series: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Organized in four parts - languages and communities, inherent variety, words at work, and understanding and intervening - this text aims to offer an accessible, comprehensive introduction to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wardhaugh
ISBN: 0631225390 9780631225393 0631225404 9780631225409
OCLC Number: 46641904
Description: vi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. pt. 1. Languages and communities. Languages, dialects, and varieties --
Pidgins and Creoles --
Codes --
Speech communities --
pt. 2. Inherent variety. Language variation --
Findings and issues --
Change --
pt. 3. Words at work. Words and culture --
Ethnographies --
Solidarity and politeness --
Talk and action --
pt. 4. Understanding and intervening. Gender --
Disadvantage --
Planning --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 4.
Responsibility: Ronald Wardhaugh.

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