Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society
This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Language and Social Interaction
Language and Nation
Language and Geography
Language and Contact
Language and Humanity
Annotated Bibliography and Further Reading
Other editions - View all
AAVE accents actually African American appear areas attitudes become British called Chapter characteristics clearly closely communities complex concerned considerable considered conversation course creoles cultural dialect differentiation direction discussed distinct Dutch educated England ethnic European example fact factor female formal forms French gender German grammatical groups hand important instance interesting involved Italy kind known language least less lingua franca linguistic majority male means minority native nonstandard North Norwegian Norwich noted occur official origin particular perhaps person pidgin political possible prestige probably problem pronunciation question reasons refer regarded regional relationship relatively result schools shows similar simply situation social society sociolinguistic sort South speak speakers speech spoken Standard English style suggest taboo term things variation varieties verb vocabulary vowel West women write