9781556192067

Introducing Sociolinguistics

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    9781556192067

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    1556192061

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co

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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Maps and Figures
x
List of Tables
x
List of Maps
x
List of Figures
xi
Abbreviations xiv
Acknowledgements xv
Note to Readers xxiii
Clearing the Ground: Basic Issues, Concepts and Approaches
1(43)
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
1(5)
Relations between Language and Society
6(6)
Prescriptivism
12(8)
Standardisation
20(6)
Speech vs Writing
26(2)
Societies and Speech Communities
28(10)
Monolingualism and Multilingualism
38(4)
Conclusion
42(2)
Notes
43(1)
Regional Dialectology
44(32)
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
44(2)
A Multilingual Project: The Linguistic Survey of India
46(3)
Monolingual Dialectology in Europe
49(13)
Modern Approaches to Dialect
62(8)
More Challenges for Dialectologists
70(4)
Conclusion
74(2)
Notes
75(1)
Social Dialectology
76(38)
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
76(1)
Principles and Methods in Variationist Sociolinguistics: Three Case Studies
77(15)
Fieldwork Methods in Variationist Sociolinguistics
92(3)
A Closer Look at Stylistic and Social Categories
95(15)
Sociolinguistics on Trial: An Application of Urban Dialectology
110(2)
Conclusion
112(2)
Notes
112(2)
Language Variation and Change
114(34)
Andrea Deumert
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
114(1)
Two Models of Language Change
115(8)
Vernacular Maintenance and Change
123(9)
New Approaches to Variation and Change: The Need for Integration
132(6)
Vowel Shifts: Towards a Holistic Approach to Dialect and Change
138(8)
Conclusion: The Limits of Variation Theory
146(2)
Notes
147(1)
Language Choice and Code-switching
148(36)
Joan Swann
Introduction
148(1)
Evaluation and Accommodation: Language Variation as Meaningful
149(3)
Language Choice in Bilingual Communities
152(12)
Code-switching in Bidialectal and Bilingual Communities
164(7)
Code-switching and Speaker Style
171(11)
Conclusion
182(2)
Note
183(1)
Language in Interaction
184(32)
Joan Swann
William L. Leap)
Introduction
184(2)
Speaking and Silence
186(4)
Narratives
190(7)
Conversational Style
197(4)
Encoding Relationships
201(2)
Asymmetrical Talk
203(11)
Conclusion
214(2)
Gender and Language Use
216(32)
Joan Swann
Introduction
216(1)
Women's and Men's Languages
217(4)
Variationist Studies: Quantifying Gender
221(8)
Gender in Interaction: `Difference' and `Dominance'
229(6)
Gender and Politeness
235(3)
The Fluidity of `Language' and `Gender'
238(5)
New Contexts for Communication
243(3)
Conclusion
246(2)
Notes
247(1)
Language Contact 1: Maintenance, Shift and Death
248(31)
Rajend Mesthrie
William L. Leap
Introduction
248(1)
Contact and Borrowing
249(4)
Language Maintenance, Shift and Death
253(9)
The Linguistics of Obsolescence
262(1)
A Case Study: Language Contact, Maintenance and Shift among Native Americans
263(10)
Saving Endangered Languages
273(4)
Conclusion
277(2)
Notes
278(1)
Language Contact 2: Pidgins, Creoles and `New Englishes'
279(37)
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
279(1)
Pidgins and Creoles
279(10)
Pidgin Structures and Theories of their Origin
289(8)
Creole Structures and Theories of their Origin
297(7)
Language Spread and `New' Varieties of English
304(10)
Conclusion
314(2)
Notes
315(1)
Critical Sociolinguistics: Approaches to Language and Power
316(38)
Rajend Mesthrie
Andrea Deumert
Introduction
316(1)
Power
317(3)
Critical Discourse Analysis
320(6)
Critical Language Awareness in Action
326(7)
Resistance to Powerful Language
333(9)
Sociolinguistics and Symbolic Power: The Work of Pierre Bourdieu
342(10)
Conclusion
352(2)
Notes
353(1)
Sociolinguistics and Education
354(30)
William L. Leap
Rajend Mesthrie
Introduction
354(1)
Teaching, Learning and Schooling
355(6)
Disadvantage and Classroom Language
361(7)
Dialect and Language Choice in the Classroom
368(13)
Conclusion
381(3)
Notes
383(1)
Language Planning and Policy
384(35)
Andrea Deumert
Introduction
384(1)
Dimensions of Language Planning
385(3)
The Process of Language Planning
388(6)
The Rational Choice Model and its Critics
394(4)
The Question of Acceptance
398(1)
Language Planning, Power and Ideology
399(6)
Two Case Studies: Norway and South Africa
405(12)
Conclusion
417(2)
Notes
418(1)
The Sociolinguistics of Sign Language
419(30)
Andrea Deumert
Introduction
419(1)
Some Aspects of the Structure of Sign Languages and other Sign Systems
419(5)
The Deaf Community as a Linguistic Minority
424(5)
Sign Language and Education
429(4)
Language Contact, Diglossia and Code-switching
433(5)
Sociolinguistic Variation in Sign Language
438(6)
`Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language': Martha's Vineyard Revisited
444(3)
Conclusion
447(2)
Notes
447(2)
Epilogue 449(6)
Further Reading 455(3)
Next Steps 458(1)
Bibliography 459(31)
Glossary 490(3)
Index 493

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