A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics

A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics

by Joan Swann, Ana Deumert, Rajend Mesthrie, Theresa Lillis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817314261

ISBN-13: 9780817314262

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

The burgeoning field of sociolinguistics (the socially oriented study of language) is characterized by increasing heterogeneity and a proliferation of theories, concepts, and new terminology. This dictionary is designed to help a user navigate a way through the complex discipline. The entries are organized alphabetically and are explained with a minimum of academic

Overview

The burgeoning field of sociolinguistics (the socially oriented study of language) is characterized by increasing heterogeneity and a proliferation of theories, concepts, and new terminology. This dictionary is designed to help a user navigate a way through the complex discipline. The entries are organized alphabetically and are explained with a minimum of academic jargon. The dictionary accommodates a broad interpretation of sociolinguistics, including macro- and micro-sociolinguistics and a range of approaches within variationist, interactional, critical, and applied traditions. The authors draw from professional experience in all areas of sociolinguistics and a variety of geographical areas, including the United States, United Kingdom and Europe, Australia, southern Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Topics covered are relevant to a number of academic disciplines, such as anthropology, psychology, communications, sociology, education, and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817314262
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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