Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching / Edition 1

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This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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'... like companion volumes in the Cambridge Applied Linguistics series, it is readable without over-simplifying detailed arguments ... One of the aspects I particularly like in this book is the frequent and explicit references to learners and their teachers in specific situations. This ensures accessibility of the information to both the academic and to the classroom teacher, for whom much of the information will be of great use.' VATME Newsletter No 71, 1997
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521484343
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
I Language and Society 1
Ch. 1 Language attitudes, motivation, and standards 3
Ch. 2 Societal multilingualism 47
Ch. 3 World Englishes 71
Ch. 4 Language planning and policy 103
II Language and Variation 149
Ch. 5 Regional and social variation 151
Ch. 6 Pidgins and creoles 195
Ch. 7 Language and gender 218
III Language and Interaction 281
Ch. 8 Ethnographic microanalysis 283
Ch. 9 Interactional sociolinguistics 307
Ch. 10 Intercultural communication 329
IV Language and Culture 349
Ch. 11 The ethnography of communication 351
Ch. 12 Speech acts 383
Ch. 13 Literacy and literacies 421
Conclusion 447
Ch. 14 Language and education 449
Index 474
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