Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Peter Trudgill
     
 

This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish.

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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140289213
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
384,567
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps and Tables
Acknowledgments
Phonetic Symbols
1. Sociolinguistics—Language and Society
2. Language and Social Class
3. Language and Ethnic Group
4. Language and Sex
5. Language and Context
6. Language and Social Interaction
7. Language and Nation
8. Language and Geography
9. Language and Humanity
Annotated Bibliography and Further Reading
Index

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