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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.
Ralph Fasold is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is Advisory Editor to the Blackwell series Language in Society.
Table of Contents
The Ethnography of Communication
Language and Sex
Linguistic Pragmatics: Conversational Implicature
More on Linguistic Pragmatics
Pidgin and Creole Languages
Some Applications of the Sociolinguistics of Language