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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5View all editions and formats
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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh's popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field. Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date. Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises. Features increased  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wardhaugh, Ronald.
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9781405150217 1405150211
OCLC Number: 1058394098
Description: 1 online resource (426 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Knowledge of Language; Variation; Scientific Investigation; Language and Society; Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language; Methodological Concerns; Overview; Further Reading; Part I Languages and Communities; 2 Languages, Dialects, and Varieties; Language and Dialect; Regional Dialects; Social Dialects; Styles, Registers, and Beliefs; Further Reading; 3 Pidgins and Creoles; Lingua Francas; Definitions; Distribution and Characteristics; Origins; From Pidgin to Creole; Further Reading; 4 Codes; Diglossia; Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Code-SwitchingFurther Reading; 5 Speech Communities; Definitions; Intersecting Communities; Networks and Repertoires; Further Reading; Part II Inherent Variety; 6 Language Variation; Regional Variation; The Linguistic Variable; Linguistic and Social Variation; Data Collection and Analysis; Further Reading; 7 Some Findings and Issues; An Early Study; New York City; Norwich and Reading; A Variety of Studies; Belfast; Controversies; Further Reading; 8 Change; The Traditional View; Changes in Progress; The Process of Change; Further Reading; Part III Words at Work; 9 Words and Culture; Whorf. KinshipTaxonomies; Color; Prototypes; Taboo and Euphemism; Further Reading; 10 Ethnographies; Varieties of Talk; The Ethnography of Speaking; Ethnomethodology; Further Reading; 11 Solidarity and Politeness; Tu and Vous; Address Terms; Politeness; Further Reading; 12 Talk and Action; Speech Acts; Cooperation; Conversation; Further Reading; Part IV Understanding and Intervening; 13 Gender; Differences; Possible Explanations; Further Reading; 14 Disadvantage; Codes Again; African American Vernacular English; Consequences for Education; Further Reading; 15 Planning; Issues. A Variety of SituationsFurther Examples; Winners and Losers; Further Reading; 16 Conclusion; References; Index.

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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh's popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field. Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date. Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises. Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning. Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.

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