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Sociolinguistics : a very short introduction

Autore: John Edwards
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Serie: 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  Per saperne di più…
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Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John Edwards
{0} 9780199858613 0199858616
Numero OCLC: 818734481
Descrizione: xvii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Very short introductions, 365.
Responsabilità: John Edwards.

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