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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics / Edition 5
     

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics / Edition 5

by Ronald Wardhaugh
 

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ISBN-10: 140513559X

ISBN-13: 9781405135597

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Wiley

In 1986 Ronald Wardhaugh provided the world of sociolinguistics with a popular and accessible textbook for introductory students. Keeping in step with this ever-changing field, this fifth edition has been thoroughly revised with 130 new and updated references and increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power.

Extensive discussion topics and

Overview

In 1986 Ronald Wardhaugh provided the world of sociolinguistics with a popular and accessible textbook for introductory students. Keeping in step with this ever-changing field, this fifth edition has been thoroughly revised with 130 new and updated references and increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power.

Extensive discussion topics and recommendations for further reading accompany each chapter and featured topics include: language dialects, pidgins and creoles, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning. This classic in the field assumes little previous knowledge of linguistics, anthropology, or sociology and may be used at an introductory level or as a supplementary text in higher-level courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135597
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics Series , #18
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

Part I: Languages and Communities:.

2. Languages, Dialects, and Varieties.

3. Pidgins and Creoles.

4. Codes.

5. Speech Communities.

Part II: Inherent Variety:.

6. Language Variation.

7. Some Findings and Issues.

8. Change.

Part III: Words at Work:.

9. Words and Culture.

10. Ethnographies.

11. Solidarity and Politeness.

12. Talk and Action.

Part IV: Understanding and Intervening:.

13. Gender.

14. Disadvantage.

15. Planning.

16. Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.

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