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Sociolinguistics : a very short introduction

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions.
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This title deals with the social life of language: language in its sociocultural context. It draws from sociolinguistics, the sociology of language, and psycholinguistics. It explains the differential social evaluations of languages and dialects, how names (and naming) are much more than simple designations, and why some languages come to dominate others.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Edwards
ISBN: 9780199858613 0199858616 9780199365920 019936592X
OCLC Number: 892340881
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: John Edwards.

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This title deals with the social life of language: language in its sociocultural context. It draws from sociolinguistics, the sociology of language, and psycholinguistics. It explains the differential social evaluations of languages and dialects, how names (and naming) are much more than simple designations, and why some languages come to dominate others.

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