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Sociolinguistics : a very short introduction

Author: John Edwards
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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).
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.
Responsibility: John Edwards.
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