An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 10, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 464 pages
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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.
  • A fully revised new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular introduction to sociolinguistics, which now includes over 150 new and updated references and new study features throughout
  • Features new “Explorations” sections in each chapter incorporating suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises – all designed to encourage students to develop their own skills and ideas
  • Reflects new developments in the field, providing greater focus on ideas such as identity, solidarity, and markedness
  • Provides balanced coverage of a range of topics, including: language dialects, pidgins and Creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning
  • Comprehensive and accessible, it is the ideal introduction for students coming to sociolinguistics for the first time
 

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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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Preface
Languages and Communities
Pidgins and Creoles

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Ronald Wardhaugh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of a number of books, including Proper English (1998) and Understanding English Grammar (second edition, 2003), both published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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