9780415399487

Introducing Sociolinguistics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415399487

  • ISBN10:

    0415399483

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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i Introducing Sociolinguistics /i provides a solid, up-to-date appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. It covers foundation issues, recent advances and current debates-presenting familiar or classic data in new ways, and supplementing the familiar with fresh examples from a wide range of languages and social settings. It clearly explains the patterns and systems that underlie language variation in use, as well as the ways in which alternations between different language varieties index personal style, social power and national identity. Individual chapters cover: Social dialects and individual style. Language attitudes. Politeness Multilingualism and language choice. Real time and apparent time change in language. Social class, social networks and communities of practice Gender Language and dialect contact. Every chapter includes: exercises that enable readers to engage critically with the text; break out boxes making connections between sociolinguistics and linguistic or social theory;and brief, lively add-ons guaranteed to make the book a memorable and enjoyable read. With a full glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this text gives students all the tools they need for an excellent command of sociolinguistics.

Table of Contents

List of figures
ix
List of tables
xiii
Sounds and symbols used in the text xv
Acknowledgements xix
Maps
xxii
Introduction
1(7)
Variation and language
8(19)
Variation and style
27(27)
Language attitudes
54(27)
Being polite as a variable in speech
81(21)
Multilingualism and language choice
102(25)
Real time and apparent time
127(28)
Social class
155(29)
Social networks and communities of practice
184(17)
Gender
201(37)
Language contact
238(27)
Looking back and looking ahead
265(6)
Notes on the exercises 271(15)
Glossary 286(12)
Bibliography 298(14)
Index 312

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