An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
This comprehensive new edition of Wardhaugh’s textbook incorporates additional study features and numerous new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date, whilst maintaining the features that made the book so popular with lecturers and students: accessible coverage of a wide range of issues, clearly written, and with useful student study features.
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Languages and Communities
Pidgins and Creoles
Some Findings and Issues
Words at Work
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