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Introduction to sociolinguistics / Janet Holmes.

By: Holmes, Janet.
Material type: TextTextSeries: . Learning about language.Publisher: Edinburgh : Longman/ Pearson Education, c2001Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 406 p. : illus. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0582328616 Hard bound; 9780582328617.Subject(s): Sociolinguistics | Social sciencesDDC classification: 306.44 Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents What do sociolinguists study? -- Section I: Multilingual speech communities -- Language choice in multilingual communities -- Language maintenance and shift -- Linguistic varieties and multilingual nations -- National languages and language planning -- Section II: Language variation: focus on users -- Regional and social dialects -- Gender and age -- Ethnicity and social networks -- Language change -- Section III: Language variation: focus on uses -- Style, context and register -- Speech functions, politeness, and cross-cultural communication -- Gender, politeness and stereotypes -- Language, cognition and culture -- Attitudes and applications -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Phonetic symbols -- Glossary.
Summary: This text explains basic sociolinguistics concepts through a wide range of examples and by drawing on classic approaches to the subject as well as from the most recent research. It examines how and why languages change within society.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-395) and index.

Table of contents What do sociolinguists study? --
Section I: Multilingual speech communities --
Language choice in multilingual communities --
Language maintenance and shift --
Linguistic varieties and multilingual nations --
National languages and language planning --
Section II: Language variation: focus on users --
Regional and social dialects --
Gender and age --
Ethnicity and social networks --
Language change --
Section III: Language variation: focus on uses --
Style, context and register --
Speech functions, politeness, and cross-cultural communication --
Gender, politeness and stereotypes --
Language, cognition and culture --
Attitudes and applications --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Phonetic symbols --
Glossary.

This text explains basic sociolinguistics concepts through a wide range of examples and by drawing on classic approaches to the subject as well as from the most recent research. It examines how and why languages change within society.

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