An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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This comprehensive new edition of Wardhaugh’s textbook incorporates additional study features and numerous new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date, whilst maintaining the features that made the book so popular with lecturers and students: accessible coverage of a wide range of issues, clearly written, and with useful student study features. A fully revised new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular introduction to sociolinguistics, which now includes over 150 new and updated references and new study features throughout Features new “Explorations” sections in each chapter incorporating suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises – all designed to encourage students to develop their own skills and ideas Reflects new developments in the field, providing greater focus on ideas such as identity, solidarity, and markedness Provides balanced coverage of a range of topics, including: language dialects, pidgins and Creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning Comprehensive and accessible, it is the ideal introduction for students coming to sociolinguistics for the first time

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631142713

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 384

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In 1986 Ronald Wardhaugh provided the world of sociolinguistics with a popular and accessible textbook for introductory students. Keeping in step with this ever-changing field, the fifth edition has been thoroughly revised with 130 new and updated references and increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power. Extensive discussion topics and recommendations for further reading accompany each chapter and featured topics include: language dialects, pidgins and creoles, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.This classic in the field assumes little previous knowledge of linguistics, anthropology, or sociology and may be used at an introductory level or as a supplementary text in higher-level courses.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Janet Holmes,Nick Wilson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317542916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 538

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Martin Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908350

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An Introduction to Language and Society explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community, language and subcultures, and language and representation.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

Author: John Holm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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A clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being.

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

Author: Allan Bell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118593979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics presents a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and terms of sociolinguistics, and of the goals, methods, and findings of sociolinguistic research. Introduces readers to the methodology and skills of doing hands-on research in this field Features chapter-by-chapter classic and contemporary case studies, exercises, and examples to enhance comprehension Offers wide-ranging coverage of topics across sociolinguistics. It begins with multilingualism, and moves on through language choice and variation to style and identity Takes students through the challenges involved in conducting their own research project Written by one of the leading figures in sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337559571

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. This product is fresh and modern, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567488683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.

The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics

Author: Carmen Llamas,Louise Mullany,Peter Stockwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415338492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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Have you ever noticed an accent or puzzled over a dialect phrase? Language can be a powerful tool with which one can create a persona; it can be a common ground between people or can be used as a divide between social groups. This Companion is for anyone who is interested in how and why people speak and write with such diversity. The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics includes articles by leading scholars in the field on: methods of observation and analysis social correlates socio-psychological factors socio-political factors language change. With a substantial A-Z glossary of key terms and concepts, directions for further study, and detailed cross-referencing with links to the glossary, The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics is both an essential broad-based introduction for those new to the field, and a highly useful reference for the more advanced linguist.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131606185X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

Sociolinguistics

Author: R. A. Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.

What Is Sociolinguistics?

Author: Gerard Van Herk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118960734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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How is our language affected by our ethnicity, gender, and region? How are our conversations and other interactions structured? How does society view and regulate language? How do we use language to present ourselves to others? In this revised and updated second edition of the popular What Is Sociolinguistics? Gerard Van Herk explores these and other intriguing questions about language, how we use it, and its relationships to society. Van Herk guides the reader on a tour through the major issues that define the field, including region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, at the same time exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education. This second edition has been revised and updated to include new and more exercises, discussion questions, and suggested readings, as well as expanded chapters exploring gender duality and Latino English. Key readings are introduced in Van Herk’s clear and engaging voice, which accompanies the text throughout, providing an accessible point of entry for those new to, or less familiar with, sociolinguistics. Chapter summaries and textboxes are similarly employed to signpost and illuminate learning. A companion website features PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples of concepts discussed, additional reading suggestions, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation. Packed with the latest research and practical teaching aids, What is Sociolinguistics? Second edition retains the highly-praised character of its predecessor and provides an essential up-to-date text for both students and instructors alike.

An Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Second Edition

Author: Anthony J. Liddicoat

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144118922X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This introduction is designed to give an overview of conversation analysis. It begins by locating conversation analysis as a methodology amongst other methodologies, and describing conversation analysis as body of knowledge which reveals the ways in which language works in communication. The chapters introduce every aspect of conversation analysis in a logical, step-by-step examination, including coverage of transcription, turn-taking, sequence organisation, repair, and storytelling. The new edition is revised and expanded with an accompanying Companion Website. Comprehensive and accessible, An Introduction to Conversation Analysis is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, sociology and applied linguistics courses.

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.