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Offering a user-friendly introduction to sociolinguistics, this volume addresses the ways in which language serves the needs of the individual and society.
Discusses the ways people use language in society with chapters on kinesics, dialect, and bilingualism.
1. What is Language 2. Bilingualism: Individual and Social 3. Style of Speech 4. Kinesics: the Silent Language 5. Pragmatics 6. Orality and Literacy 7. Field Methods 8. Everybody Speaks a Dialect 9. Speech Communities 10. Gender and Language 11. Sociolinguistics and the Professions