Sociolinguistics

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범문사, Jan 8, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 128 pages
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Sociolinguistics is the study of the different ways in which different groups of people use language. This book provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to the field, making links with related disciplines such as history, politics, and gender studies.
 

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Contents

The social study of language
3
The ethnography of speaking
14
Locating variation in speech
24
Styles gender and social class
31
Bilinguals and bilingualism
44
Societal multilingualism
51
Applied sociolinguistics
66
Conclusions
78
SECTION 4
101
Glossary
121
7
127
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About the author (1998)

Bernard Spolsky was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Montreal. He has been the head of the English Department, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Language Policy Research Center at Bar-IlanUniversity, Israel, where he is currently Professor of English.