A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics
The first comprehensive dictionary of the field of sociolinguistics, this is a valuable reference book for students and teachers of sociolinguistics, others concerned with the socially-oriented study of language and those with a professional interest in language. Entries are concise, the style is reader-friendly and numerous cross-references enable readers to follow up links to related terms and concepts.Sociolinguistics is characterised by increasing heterogeneity, and students are faced with a proliferation of theories, concepts and terminology. This is sometimes a minefield, with similar terms used rather differently within different academic traditions. The dictionary provides a broad coverage of sociolinguistics, including macro- and micro-sociolinguistics and a range of approaches within variationist, interactional, critical and applied traditions. In explaining sociolinguistic terminology, the dictionary is able to map out the traditions and approaches that comprise sociolinguistics and will thus help readers find their way around this fascinating but complex subject. The authors have taught and researched widely across different areas of sociolinguistics. They also draw on their experience of working in different geographical areas, including the USA, UK and Europe, Australia, southern Africa and the Indian subcontinent.Features:*Covers topics relevant to a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology and education as well as linguistics*Organised alphabetically with terms explained in a non-technical way*Includes an extensive bibliography.
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acrolect activities African approach argued aspects associated Bakhtin basilect behaviour bilingual characterised CODE-SWITCHING concept contexts CONTINUUM contrast conversation CONVERSATION ANALYSIS Creole CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS cultural describe developed dialects distinction dominant emphasise ethnic example Fairclough focus focused formal FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS grammatical guage Hymes identity individual instance interaction INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET involves LANGUAGE ACQUISITION LANGUAGE AND GENDER LANGUAGE CHANGE LANGUAGE CONTACT LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY LANGUAGE PLANNING LANGUAGE SHIFT language varieties lexical linguistic features linguistic forms LINGUISTIC VARIABLE literacy MANNER OF ARTICULATION masculine meaning mesolect Milroy morphemes non-standard norms noun participants particular patterns pidgin political practices prestige pronoun pronunciation refer relation relationship SECOND LANGUAGE semantic sense SOCIAL CLASS social groups society sometimes sounds speakers specific speech community spoken standard language structure study of language STYLISTIC SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS term texts theory tion typically utterance variation varieties of English verb vocabulary vowel William LABOV words