9780140289213

Sociolinguistics An Introduction to Language and Society, Fourth Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140289213

  • ISBN10:

    0140289216

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2001
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Peter Trudgill is now Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps and Tables
vii
Acknowledgements ix
Phonetic Symbols xi
Sociolinguistics-Language and Society
1(22)
Language and Social Class
23(19)
Language and Ethnic Group
42(19)
Language and Sex
61(20)
Language and Context
81(24)
Language and Social Interaction
105(14)
Language and Nation
119(28)
Language and Geography
147(18)
Language and Contact
165(20)
Language and Humanity
185(20)
Annotated Bibliography and Further Reading 205(6)
Index 211

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