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Sociolinguistics
A Reader and Coursebook
 
 
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21 May 1997
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In the first volume of this kind for years, the editors have assembled a definitive view of the discipline bringing together much original work in sociolinguistics, ranging from fundamental theoretical statements and methodological articles, to classic explorations in dialect and style variation, language attitudes and stereotyping, multilingualism, face-to-face interaction and ethnography of communication. The contributors are eminent sociolinguists acclaimed internationally as pioneers and leading authorities in the field. This major new textbook will be a unique and invaluable resource for students and teachers of sociolinguistics and neighbouring disciplines.


Description

In the first volume of this kind for years, the editors have assembled a definitive view of the discipline bringing together much original work in sociolinguistics, ranging from fundamental theoretical statements and methodological articles, to classic explorations in dialect and style variation, language attitudes and stereotyping, multilingualism, face-to-face interaction and ethnography of communication. The contributors are eminent sociolinguists acclaimed internationally as pioneers and leading authorities in the field. This major new textbook will be a unique and invaluable resource for students and teachers of sociolinguistics and neighbouring disciplines.


Reviews

'An excellent compilation of most important texts.' - Nils Langer, University of Bristol


Contents

Introduction - PART 1: SOCIOLINGUISTICS: ORIGINS, DEFINITIONS AND APPROACHES - The Scope of Sociolinguistics; D.Hymes - Linguistics and Sociolinguistics; W.Labov - The Sociology of Language; J.Fishman - Language in a Social Perspective; M.Halliday - Communicative Competence; J.J.Gumperz - Social Semiotics, Style and Ideology; R.Hodge & G.Kress - Demythologizing Sociolinguistics; D.Cameron - PART 2: METHODS FOR STUDYING LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY - Field Linguistics; L.Milroy - Field Methods in the Study of Social Dialects; W.Wolfram & R.W.Fasold - Speech Events and Natural Speech; N.Wolfson - The Ethnographic Analysis of Communicative Events; M.Saville-Troike - Ethics, Advocacy and Empowerment in Researching Language; D.Cameron, E.Frazer, P.Harvey, B.Rampton & K.Richardson - PART 3: VARIATIONIST SOCIOLINGUISTICS - The Social Stratification of (r) in New York City Department Stores; W.Labov - The Social Differentiation of English in Norwich; P.Trudgill - Linguistic Variation and Social Function; J.Cheshire - Network Structure and Linguistic Change; J.Milroy - The Whole Woman: Sex and Gender Differences in Variation; P.Eckert - PART 4: STYLISTIC VARIATION - Accommodation Theory; H.Giles & P.Powesland - Language Style as Audience Design; A.Bell - Acts of Conflicting Identity: The Sociolinguistics of British Pop-song Pronunciation; P.Trudgill - PART 5: LANGUAGE, ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL STEREOTYPES - Social Groups and Social Stereotypes; M.Hewstone & H.Giles - Social Class and the Identification of Sex in Children's Speech; J.R.Edwards - Language Attitudes in a Danish Movie-theatre; T.Kristiansen - Language Policies and Language Attitudes: le Monde de la Francophonie; R.Y.Bourhis PART 6: MULTILINGUALISM - Language, Ethnicity and Racism; J.A.Fishman - Language Standardisation; E.Haugen - Pidgin English Advertising; S.Romaine - Language Selection and Switching in Three Strasbourg Department Stores; P.Gardner-Chloros - Language Change and Sex Roles in a Bilingual Community; S.Gal - PART 7: INTERACTIONAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS - Interethnic Communication; J.J.Gumperz - Patois and the Politics of Protest: Black English in British Classrooms; V.Edwards - Interaction: The Work Women Do; P.M.Fishman - Cultural Dimensions of Language Acquisition; E.Ochs - PART 8: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behaviour to Language; B.L.Whorf - The Biculture in the Bilingual; M.Agar - Rules for Ritual Insults; W.Labov - The Sociology of Compliment Work in Polish and English; R.K.Herbert