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9780203468425

SOCIOLINGUISTICS EBK

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  • ISBN13:

    9780203468425

  • ISBN10:

    0203468422

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2002-02-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Written by an experienced teacher and author, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics. Sociolinguistics: * Provides a comprehensive introduction to Sociolinguistics * Draws on a range of real texts, from an interview with Madonna to articles in international newspapers and classroom discourse * Uses real studies designed and conducted by students * Provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline from Milroy and Holmes to Fairclough and Cameron

Table of Contents

Introduction: Key Concepts in Sociolinguistics
Preview: a sociolinguistic toolkit
Accent and dialect
Register and style
Ethnicity and multilingualism
Social class
Prestige and language loyalty
Age and gender
Pidgins and creoles
New, national and international Englishes
Politeness and accommodation
Development: Studies in Language and Society
Preview: how to use these studies
Attitudes to accent variation
Euphemism and register
Code-switching in German
On the football terrace
The changing prestige of RP
The reality of genderlects
Patwa and post-creolisation
Singlish and new Englishes
Politeness in mixed-sex conversation
Standardisation and language change
Language and education
Conversation and spoken discourse
Language and ideology
Exploration: Date for Investigation
How to use the data in this section
Dialectal variation
Register
Ethnology
Sociological variation
Prestige
Gender
Creole
New English
Politeness
Standardisation
Education
E-discourse
Ideology D. Extension: Sociolinguistics Readings
Sociolinguistics and language change
Foreign accents in America
Style and ideology
Language contact and code-switching
The sociolinguist's responsibility
The process of standardisation
Men's and women's narratives
The origins of pidgins and creoles
World Englishes and contact literature
Closing turns Schegloff and Sacks
References
Glossarial
Index
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