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Sociolinguistics : a very short introduction

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 365.
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"Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words -- morphology or phonology -- and more at how our words and sentences are influenced by the society around us--for instance, how the accent or the dialect we use has been shaped by where we come from or which social class we belong to. In this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards
ISBN: 9780199858613 0199858616
OCLC Number: 818734481
Description: xvii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Coming to terms --
Variation and change --
Perceptions of language --
Protecting language --
Languages great and small --
Loyalty, maintenance, shift, loss, and revival --
Multilingualism --
Name, sex, and religion.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 365.
Responsibility: John Edwards.
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