An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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Wiley, Dec 31, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
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Since it first appeared more than fifteen years ago, Ronald Wardhaugh's An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has been an immensely popular textbook for courses in sociolinguistics and the sociology of language.

  • Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field
  • Features revisions and updates throughout the text, further reading sections, exercises, and references
  • Offers continuity and compatibility with the third edition

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a beginners guide to socio-linguistics covering kinship, low/high speech (ie: formal language: tu vs vous), solidarity & politeness, african-american vernacular english (AAVE) pidgins and creoles ... Read full review

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Ronald Wardhaugh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His many successful books include Understanding English Grammar (Blackwell, 1995) and Proper English (Blackwell, 1998).

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