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Sociolinguistics: A Resource Book for Students
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SOCIOLINGUISTICS: A RESOURCE BOOK FOR STUDENTS

PAPERBACK BY STOCKWELL, PETER

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ISBN
9780415401272
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PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2007

DESCRIPTION

Sociolinguistics: * provides a comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics * draws on a range of real texts, from an interview with Madonna to the Japanese Asahi Evening News * uses real studies designed and conducted by students * provides key readings with commentaries from works by major internationally known authors such as Norman Fairclough, Deborah Cameron, Braj Kachru, Jennifer Coates, Mark Sebba, and Malcolm Coulthard * is accompanied by a supporting website. New to this edition: * an entire new section on forensic linguistics * additional material on language and gender, conversation analysis and spoken discourse * comprehensively updated exercises, readings and references. The accompanying website to this book can be found at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415401272.

CONTENTS

Part 1: Introduction: Key Concepts in Sociolinguistics 1. A Sociolinguistic Toolkit 2. Accent and Dialect 3. Register and Style 4. Ethnicity and Multilingualism 5. Variation and Change 6. Standardisation 7. Gender 8. Pidgins and Creoles 9. New, National and International Englishes 10. Politeness and Accommodation 11. Conversation 12. Applying Sociolinguistics Part 2: Development: Studies in Language and Society 1. Undertaking a Sociolinguistic Study 2. Attitudes to Accent Variation 3. Euphemism, Register and Code 4. Code-Switching 5. Social Networks 6. Shifts in Prestige 7. Genderlects 8. Patwa and Post-Creolisation 9. Singlish and New Englishes 10. Politeness in Mixed-Sex Conversation 11. Phatics in Spoken Discourse 12. Language and Ideology Part 3: Exploration: Data for Investigation 1. Collecting and Exploring Data 2. Dialectal Variation 3. Register 4. Ethnology 5. Perceptions of Variation 6. Prestige 7. Gender 8. Creole 9. New English 10. Politeness 11. E-Discourse 12. Critical Discourse Analysis Part 4: Extension 1. Sociolinguistics and Language Change 2. Foreign Accents in America 3. Style and Ideology 4. Language Contact and Code-Switching 5. The Sociolinguist's Responsibility 6. The Process of Standardisation 7. Men's Language 8. The Origins of Pidgins and Creoles 9. World Englishes and Contact Literature 10. The Politics of Talk 11. Closing Turns 12. Linguistic Detection. Further Reading. References. Glossarial Index