The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Robert J. Bayley (editor), Richard Cameron (editor), Ceil Lucas (editor)Hardback

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From its beginnings in the 1960s, sociolinguistics developed several different subfields with distinct methods and interests: the variationist tradition established by Labov, the anthropological tradition of Hymes, interactional sociolinguistics as developed by Gumperz, and the sociology of language represented by the work of Fishman. All of these areas have seen a great deal of growth in recent decades, and recent studies have led to a more broadly inclusive view of sociolinguistics. Hence there is a need for a handbook that will survey the main areas of the field, point out the lacunae in our existing knowledge base, and provide directions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics will differ from existing work in four major respects. First, it will emphasize new methodological developments, particularly the convergence of linguistic anthropology and variationist sociolinguistics. Second, it will include chapters on sociolinguistic developments in areas of the world that have been relatively neglected in the major journals. Third, its chapters are written by contributors who have worked in a range of languages and whose work addresses sociolinguistic issues in bi- and multilingual contexts, i.e. the contexts in which a majority of the world's population lives. Finally, it will include substantial material on the rapidly growing study of sign language sociolinguistics.

About Author

ROBERT BAYLEY is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis. He has conducted research on variation in English, Spanish, Chinese, ASL, and Italian Sign Language as well as studies of language socialization in U.S. Latino communities. His publications include Language as Cultural Practice (with Sandra R. Schecter, 2002), and Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories, Methods, and Applications (with Ceil Lucas, 2007). RICHARD CAMERON is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published on Puerto Rican Spanish, Chicago English, age, gender, medical discourse, and sociolinguistic theory. A recently edited book is Spanish in Context (with Kim Potowski, 2007). CEIL LUCAS is Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Her recent publications include Language and the Law in Deaf Communities (2003), The Linguistics of American Sign Language, 5th ed. (with Clayton Valli et al., 2011), and The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure (with Carolyn McCaskill, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill, 2011).


CONTENTS ; Contributors ; List of Tables ; List of Figures ; Introduction ; Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron, and Ceil Lucas ; Part I. Disciplinary Perspectives ; 1. Variationist Sociolinguistics ; Robert Bayley ; 2. Linguistic Anthropology ; Janet Shibamotoe-Smith and Vineeta Chand ; 3. Doers and Makers: The Interwoven Stories of Sociology and the Study of Language ; Christopher McAll ; 4. Critical Discourse Analysis ; Martin Reisigl ; 5. Conversation Analysis ; Paul Seedhouse ; 6. The Intersections of Language Socialization and Sociolinguistics ; Karen Watson-Gegeo and Matthew C. Bronson ; 7. Psycholinguistic Approaches ; Brandon C. Loudermilk ; 8. Interdisciplinary Approaches ; Christine Mallinson and Tyler Kendall ; Part II. Methodologies and Approaches ; 9. Studies of the Community and the Individual ; James A. Walker and Miriam Meyerhoff ; 10. Experimental Methods for Measuring Intelligibility of Closely Related Language Varieties ; Charlotte Gooskens ; 11. Quantitative Analysis ; Kyle Gorman and Daniel Ezra Johnson ; 12. Analyzing Qualitative Data: Mapping the Research Trajectory in Multilingual Contexts ; Juliet Langman ; 13. Longitudinal Studies ; Gillian Sankoff ; 14. Methods for Studying Sign Languages ; Ceil Lucas ; Part III. Bilingualism and Language Contact ; 15. Pidgins and Creoles ; Eric Russell Webb ; 16. Language Maintenance and Shift ; Kim Potowski ; 17. Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition ; Martin Howard, Raymond Mougeon, and Jean-Marc Dewaele ; 18. Codeswitching ; Li Wei ; 19. Sign Language Contact ; David Quinto-Pozos and Robert Adam ; Part IV. Variation ; 20. Sociophonetics ; Maciej Baranowski ; 21. Phonology and Sociolinguistics ; Naomi Nagy ; 22. Morphosyntactic Variation ; Ruth King ; 23. Pragmatics and Sociolinguistic Variation ; Richard Cameron and Scott Schwenter ; 24. Variation and Change ; Alexandra D'Arcy ; 25. Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in Sign Languages ; Adam Schembri and Trevor Johnston ; Part V. Language Policy, Language Ideology, and Language Attitudes ; 26. Language Policy, Ideology, and Attitudes in English-Dominant Countries ; Thomas Ricento ; 27. Language Policies and Language Attitudes in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Vernacularization ; Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu ; 28. Language Policy and Ideology: Greater China ; Qing Zhang ; 29. Language Policies and Politics in South Asia ; Vineeta Chand ; 30. Language Policy and Ideology in Latin America ; Enrique Rainer Hamel ; 31. Language Policy, Ideology, and Attitudes in Western Europe ; Francois Grin ; 32. Language Management in the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Post-Soviet Countries ; Aneta Pavlenko ; 33. Language Policy and Attitudes towards Sign Languages ; Joseph Hill ; Part VI. Sociolinguistics, the Professions, and the Public Interest ; 34. Language and Law ; Gregory Matoesian ; 35. Our Stories, Ourselves: Can the Culture of a Large Medical School Be Changed without Open Heart Surgery? ; Richard M. Frankel ; 36. Sociolinguistic Studies of Sign Language Interpreting ; Cynthia Roy and Melanie Metzger ; 37. Language Awareness in Community Perspective: Obligation and Opportunity ; Walt Wolfram ; 38. Linguistic and Ecological Diversity ; Suzanne Romaine ; 39. Language Revitalization ; Lenore A. Grenoble ; 40. Linguistics and Social Activism ; Anne H. Charity Hudley

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