What is Sociolinguistics? (Linguistics in the World)

What is Sociolinguistics? (Linguistics in the World)

By: Gerard Van Herk (author)Paperback

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What is Sociolinguistics? is a tour through the major issues that define the field, such as region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, while also exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education, all introduced with excitement, humor, and deep knowledge. * Explores the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education * Provides useful and clear learning features including numerous innovative exercises and project ideas, spotlighted research readings, glossary terms, chapter summaries, and text boxes * The Companion Website for Instructors (www.wiley.com/go/vanherkprofs) has PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples on concepts discussed in the book, tips on additional readings to bring in, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation. * The Companion Website for Students (www.wiley.com/go/vanherk) includes links for every chapter from standard sociolinguistic tools to links designed to spark discussion relevant to each chapter, including video clips, oral histories, articles, and more.

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About Author

Gerard Van Herk is a Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has researched and written on varieties of the English language and is the editor of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (eds. with C. Mallinson and B. Childs, 2013).


Contents vii List of Boxes xi Research in the Spotlight xiv Companion Website xvi Acknowledgments xvii 1. Introduction 1 2. Language and Society 10 3. Place 25 4. Social Status 47 5. Time 60 6. Ethnicity 75 7. Gender and Identity 85 8. Style 104 9. Interaction 116 10. Multilingualism 127 11. Language Contact 136 12. Attitudes and Ideologies 148 13. Language as a Social Entity 161 14. Education 175 15. What is Sociolinguistics? 188 Glossary 197 Bibliography 213 Index 229

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781405193184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781405193184
  • weight: 556
  • ISBN10: 1405193182

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