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|ISBN:||0415234522 9780415234528 0415234530 9780415234535|
|Description:||xv, 213 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||A. Introduction: Key Concepts in Sociolinguistics: 1. Preview: a sociolinguistic toolkit; 2. Accent and dialect; 3. Register and style; 4. Ethnicity and multilingualism; 5. Social class; 6. Prestige and language loyalty; 7. Age and gender; 8. Pidgins and creoles; 9. New, national and international Englishes; 10. Politeness and accommodation B. Development: Studies in Language and Society: 1. Preview: how to use these studies; 2. Attitudes to accent variation; 3. Euphemism and register; 4. Code-switching in German; 5. On the football terrace; 6. The changing prestige of RP; 7. The reality of genderlects; 8. Patwa and post-creolisation; 9. Singlish and new Englishes; 10. Politeness in mixed-sex conversation; 11. Standardisation and language change; 12. Language and education; 13. Conversation and spoken discourse; 14. Language and ideology C. Exploration: Date for Investigation: 1. How to use the data in this section; 2. Dialectal variation; 3. Register; 4. Ethnology; 5. Sociological variation; 6. Prestige; 7. Gender; 8. Creole; 9. New English; 10. Politeness; 11. Standardisation; 12. Education; 13. E-discourse; 14. Ideology D. Extension: Sociolinguistics Readings: 1. Sociolinguistics and language change (Hamer); 2. Foreign accents in America (Lippi-Green); 3. Style and ideology (Fairclough); 4. Language contact and code-switching (Edwards); 5. The sociolinguist's responsibility (Cameron); The process of standardisation (Milroy); 7. Men's and women's narratives (Holmes); 8. The origins of pidgins and creoles (Wardhaugh); 9. World Englishes and contact literature (Kachru); 10. Closing turns (Schegloff and Sacks). References. Glossarial. Index.|
|Series Title:||Routledge English language introductions series.|
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