An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today’s students. • Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book’s four key parts reflect the state of the field today • Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education • Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology • Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives • Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts • New companion website includes links and resources for students

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Janet Holmes,Nick Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book explains basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: a new chapter on identity that reflects the latest research; a brand new companion website which is fully cross-referenced within this book, and which includes and video and audio materials, interactive activities and links to useful websites; updated and revised examples and exercises which include new material from Tanzania, Wales, Paraguay and Timor-Leste; fully updated further reading and references sections. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is the essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of English language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics.

Language in Society

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Suzanne Romaine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Why have 1500 separate languages developed in the Pacific region? Why do Danes understand Norwegians better than Norwegians understand Danish? Is Ebonics a language or a dialect? Linguistics tends to ignore the relationship between languages and the societies in which they are spoken, while sociology generally overlooks the role of language in the constitution of society. In this book Suzanne Romaine provides a clear, lively, and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics and emphasizes the constant interaction between society and language, discussing both traditional and recent issues including: language and social class, language and gender, language and education, and pidgins and creoles. The text shows how our linguistic choices are motivated by social factors, and how certain ways of speaking come to be vested with symbolic value and includes examples drawing on studies of cultures and languages all over the world. This new edition incorporates new material on current issues in the study of gender as well as other topics such as the linguistic dimension to the ethnic conflict in the Balkans, and the controversy over Ebonics in the United States.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Society and Identity

Author: Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144119584X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This is a definitive introductory text to modern sociolinguistics that looks at the study of language and society through the concept of identity. It uses these sociolinguistic constructs of identity to tie together current concepts and methods in the field, offering a full overview of the discipline, both past and present. Deckert and Vickers adopt an interdisciplinary approach, introducing work from a variety of fields that examine sociolinguistic data, from linguistics to anthropology, sociology, psychology and education. The book moves from looking at language varieties and globalization to a close examination of language in social interaction, covering the concepts of ideology and power. Throughout, the authors offer keen insight into all of the topics, issues and methods that students of language and society will need to understand. The chapters contain a range of pedagogical features, including key terms, study questions, chapter summaries and further reading. This is an essential new text for all those studying contemporary sociolinguistics, suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Peter Trudgill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.

Introduction to English Sociolinguistics

Author: Graeme Trousdale

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Designed for beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, this textbook provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview such topics as:*'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept*English speech communities*Social and regional dialectology in relation to varieties of English*English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English*Sociolinguistics and change in English*Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English*English and language planning*English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts in which speakers and writers of English operate.

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Author: CHACÓN BELTRÁN Rubén

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 8436267893

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 219

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La presente obra ha sido concebida como manual para la asignatura de Sociolingüística de la Lengua Inglesa prestando especial atención a las características particulares de los alumnos que estudian en la UNED. De hecho, este material promueve una aproximación a la sociolingüística inglesa desde una perspectiva de trabajo autónomo, y en gran medida autodidacta, apoyándose en la lectura de una selección de fragmentos tomados de obras representativas para este campo de estudio. Este libro es una obra introductoria a la sociolingüística con especial atención a los países de habla inglesa. Así, abundan los ejemplos y referencias al estudio de esta disciplina en relación con la lengua inglesa, y frecuentemente se describen situaciones particulares en países de todo el mundo donde se usa el inglés como medio de comunicación. El objetivo primordial de este manual es proveer al estudiante de los principios sociolingüísticos básicos y las líneas de investigación más representativas que le permitan reflexionar sobre numerosas situaciones de interacción humana en las que la sociolingüística juega un papel destacado. Finalmente, se espera que al finalizar la lectura y estudio de este libro, el lector haya desarrollado el grado de sensibilidad necesario para percibir la presencia de rasgos sociolingüísticos en su interacción oral y escrita con otros hablantes de inglés.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Communication, Communication

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467239828

Category: Education

Page: 43

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Facts101 is your complete guide to An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Kiezdeutsch

Ein neuer Dialekt entsteht

Author: Heike Wiese

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406630359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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“Wunderbar, das Deutsche. Wie es immer neue Varianten entwickelt und neue Wörter wie lassma oder ischwör. Oder wie dort das Wörtchen so auf ganz neue Weise eingesetzt wird: Die ist so blond so.“ Axel Hacke Kiezdeutsch ist keine „Kanak Sprak“, kein Anzeichen mangelnder Integration und auch keine Gefahr für das Deutsche, sondern ein neuer Dialekt mit grammatischen Eigenarten, die mit anderen deutschen Dialekten vergleichbar sind. Das zeigt die renommierte Sprachwissenschaftlerin Heike Wiese anhand zahlreicher Beispiele. Ihre Analyse ist ebenso lehrreich wie unterhaltsam und bietet reichlich Diskussionsstoff. „Heike Wiese ist eine außergewöhnlich gute Linguistin.“ Guy Deutscher, Autor von „Im Spiegel der Sprache: Warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht“

Language and Power

An Introduction to Institutional Discourse

Author: Andrea Mayr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826438172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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How language is used in institutions and how institutions generate language is a key concern of both sociolinguistics and social theory. This readable and comprehensive introduction to language and power in institutions combines theoretical reflection with a strong analytical focus. Covering a range of institutional discourses and settings, each chapter in Language and Power closely examines institutional discourse practices and provides detailed steps to the critical analysis of institutional discourse both linguistic and multimodal. This book is a long overdue contribution to the analysis of the way that institutions have the power to shape our thinking and understanding of the world and to construct identities. Key Features: *This book contains fascinating examples from a variety of institutional contexts, including academia, prison, media and the military *It brings together insights from (multimodal) critical discourse analysis, social theory, media studies and corpus analysis *It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates doing sociolinguistics, media studies, communication and cultural studies

An Introduction to the Study of Language

Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was responsible for two classic textbooks in the field of linguistics. The earlier, reproduced here, shows some striking differences to his later views, reflecting much of the then-current thinking on language matters. As such, it represents not only an interesting commentary on the theoretical development of an extremely influential linguist, but more importantly, it is a telling document in the evolving history of the discipline and a rich source for the (psycho)linguist interested in how and why we got from where we were to where we are.

An Introduction to Child Language Development

Author: Susan H. Foster-Cohen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582087293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Learning about language General Editors: Geoffrey Leech and Mick Short (Lancaster University) This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about what children say and understand, and it advocates a combination of both rationalist and more 'empiricist' traditions. In fact, the author overtly argues that different traditions provide different pieces of the picture, and that taking any single approach is unlikely to lead to productive understanding. Susan Foster-Cohen explores a range of issues, including the nature of prelinguistic communication and its possible relationship to linguistic development; early stages of language development and how they can be viewed in the light of later developments; the nature and role of children's experience with the language(s) around them; variations in language development due to both pathological and non-pathological differences between children, and (in the latter case) between the languages they learn; later oral language development; and literacy. The approach is distinctly psycholinguistic and linguistic rather than sociolinguistic, although there is significant treatment of issues which intersect with more sociolinguistic concerns (e.g. literacy, language play, and bilingualism). There are exercises and discussion questions throughout, designed to reinforce the ideas being presented, as well as to offer the student the opportunity to think beyond the text to ideas at the cutting edge of research. The accessible presentation of key issues will appeal to the intended undergraduate readership, and will be of interest to those taking courses in language development, linguistics, developmental psychology, educational linguistics, and speech pathology. The book will also serve as a useful introduction to students wishing to pursue post-graduate courses which deal with child language development. Susan H. Foster-Cohen is Head of the Department of English at the University of London, The British Institute in Paris, France.

Im Spiegel der Sprache

warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406606892

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 320

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"Ich spreche Spanisch zu Gott, Italienisch zu den Frauen, Französisch zu den Männern und Deutsch zu meinem Pferd.' Die scherzhafte Vermutung Karls V., dass verschiedene Sprachen nicht in allen Situationen gleich gut zu gebrauchen sind, findet wohl auch heute noch breite Zustimmung. Doch ist sie aus sprachwissenschaftlicher Sicht haltbar? Sind alle Sprachen gleich komplex, oder ist Sprache ein Spiegel ihrer kulturellen Umgebung - sprechen 'primitive' Völker 'primitive' Sprachen? Und inwieweit sieht die Welt, wenn sie 'durch die Brille' einer anderen Sprache gesehen wird, anders aus? Das neue Buch des renommierten Linguisten Guy Deutscher ist eine sagenhafte Tour durch Länder, Zeiten und Sprachen. Auf seiner Reise zu den aktuellsten Ergebnissen der Sprachforschung geht Guy Deutscher mit Captain Cook auf Känguruh-Jagd, prüft mit William Gladstone die vermeintliche Farbblindheit der Griechen zur Zeit Homers und verfolgt Rudolf Virchow in Carl Hagenbecks Zoo auf dem Kurfürstendamm im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mitreisende werden nicht nur mit einer glänzend unterhaltsamen Übersicht der Sprachforschung, mit humorvollen Highlights, unerwarteten Wendungen und klugen Antworten belohnt. Sie vermeiden auch einen Kardinalfehler, dem Philologen, Anthropologen und - wer hätte das gedacht - auch Naturwissenschaftler allzu lange aufgesessen sind: die Macht der Kultur zu unterschätzen." -- Publisher's website.

Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice

An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics

Author: Ingrid Piller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199937257

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization. Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination. Domains critical to social justice include employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies. Inequalities exist not only between individuals and groups within a state but also between states. Therefore, the book also explores the role of linguistic diversity in global injustice with a particular focus on the spread of English as a global language. While much of the analysis in this book focuses on language as a means of exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage, the concluding chapter asks what the content of linguistic justice might be.

The Sociolinguistics of Language

Author: Ralph W. Fasold

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: 9780631138259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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A companion to the author's Sociolinguistics of Society, this textbook, examines the influence of social interaction in language use and discusses a variety of facts about language from the commonplace to the exotic.

An Introduction to Spoken Interaction

Author: Anna-Brita Stenstrom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317897897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus of English Conversation.