Fully updated and expanded for the second edition, this core textbook provides rigorous coverage of the key themes and debates at the cutting edge of sociolinguistics research and brings together many of the most influential scholars in the field. Comprising six distinctive parts and almost fifty individual chapters, it introduces students to a wealth of issues in sociolinguistics, including refashioning linguistic identities, code-switching, language rights and the social functions of small talk. Chapters are richly illustrated with examples and informed by the latest scholarly debates.
This is an essential companion for all undergraduates and postgraduates involved in the study of sociolinguistics. It will be an ideal resource for lecturers teaching modules on topics such as language variation, language and gender, language attitudes and multilingualism.
NIKOLAS COUPLAND is Research Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, and an elected fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His current research is on style and performance in spoken discourse, the sociolinguistics of Wales and sociolinguistic theory. ADAM JAWORSKI is Professor at the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. Adam's interests include face-to-face interaction in the age of globalisation, the sociolinguistics of tourism, media discourse, and visual and nonverbal communication.
Introduction: Social Worlds through Language; N. Coupland and A. Jaworski.- PART I: LANGUAGE VARIATION.- Editors' Introduction to Part I.- Dialect in Society; W.Wolfram.- The Social Stratification of (r) in New York City Department Stores; W.Labov.- The Social Differentiation of English in Norwich; P.Trudgill.- The Transmission Problem in Linguistic Change; W. Labov.- Network Structure and Linguistic Change; J.Milroy and L.Milroy.- Demythologising Sociolinguistics; D.Cameron.- Syntactic Variation and Beyond; J. Cheshire.- Be + Like: The New Quotative in English; S. Tagliamonte.- Ethnography and the Study of Variation; P. Eckert.- PART II: LANGUAGE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY.- Editors' Introduction to Part II.- 'Women's Language' or 'Powerless Language'?; W.O'Barr and B.K.Atkins.- The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance; D. Tannen.- Fraternity Men: Variation and Discourses of Masculinity; S.Kiesling.- Masculinity Manoeuvres: Critical Discourse Psychology and the Analysis of Identity Strategies; M. Weatherell and N. Edley.- 'Why Be Normal?': Language and Identity Practices in a Community of Nerd Girls; M.Bucholtz.- Lip service on the Fantasy Lines; K. Hall.- Language and Identity in Drag Queen Perfromances; R. Barrett.- PART III: STYLE, STYLISATION AND IDENTITY.- Editors' Introduction to Part III.- Language Style as Audience Design; A.Bell.- The Process of Communication Accommodation; H.Giles.- Crossing, Ethnicity and Code-Switching; B. Rampton.- Yorkville Crossing: White teens, hip-hop and African American English; C.Cutler.- Acts of Identity: The Pantomine Dance; N. Coupland.- Refashioning and Performing Identities in Global hip-hop; A. Pennycook.- PART IV: LANGUAGE ATTITUDES, IDEOLOGIES AND STANCES.- Editors' Introduction to Part IV.- Linguistic Resources for Socializing Humanity; E. Ochs.- Language Ideology and Linguistic Differentiation; J. T. Irvine and S. Gal.- The Production and Reception of Language Ideologies in Practice; A. Jaffe.- Language Ideology and Spelling Reform: Discourses of Orthography in the Debate on German; S. Johnson.- Social Class Differences and the Identification of Sex in Children's Speech; J.Edwards.- Folk Linguistics; N. Niedzielski and D. Preston.- PART V: MULTILINGUALISM, CODE-SWITCHING AND DIGLOSSIA.- Editors' Introduction to Part V.- The Sociology of Language; J.Fishman.- Diglossia; C. Ferguson.- Language Change and Sex Roles in a Bilingual Community; S. Gal.- Codeswitching; C. Myers Scotton.- Bilingual Conversation; P. Auer.- Linguistic and Educational Aspects of Tok Pisin; J. Siegel.- Language Rights; S. May.- Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Language Death. N. C. Dorian.- A Sociolinguistics of Globalisation; J.Blommaert.- PART VI: LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERACTION.- Editors' Introduction to Part VI.- Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life; D.Hymes.- Contextualization Conventions; J. J. Gumperz.- Cultural Dimensions of Language Acquisition; E. Ochs.- Humour, Power and Gender in the Workplace; J.Holmes.- Social Functions of Small Talk and Gossip; J. Coupland.- The Sociolinguistics of Fleeting Encounters in Tourism; A. Jaworski.- Creativity in Sign Languages; R. Sutton-Spence.- Poetics and Performance as Critical Perspec.