The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

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qA treasure trove for sociolinguistic researchers and students alike. Edited by three leading sociolinguists, the 39 chapters cover a wealth of valuable material... And the cast list reads like a veritable Who's Who of sociolinguistics, with a refreshing number of younger scholars included along with more familiar, well-established names... This is a book that I will reach for often, both for research and teaching purposes. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students, and many of the chapters will provide excellent material for discussion in our advanced undergraduate sociolinguistics course.q - Janet Holmes, Discourse Studies qThe best, the most complete and the most integrated handbook of sociolinguistics of the past decade.q - Joshua A. Fishman, NYU and Stanford University This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. It consists of six inter-linked sections: The History of Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics and Social Theory Language, Variation and Change Interaction Multilingualism and Contact Applications The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research. The book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It will provide a basis for reckoning its origins and pathways of development as well as an authoritative account of the central debates and research issues of today.change may not really be symbolic of pro-feminist attitudes. ... 611b BGB) has required that employers use nondiscriminatory language in job advertising as one measure to achieve equal opportunities for women and men in the work sphereanbsp;...

Title:The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics
Author:Ruth Wodak, Barbara Johnstone, Paul E Kerswill
Publisher:SAGE - 2010-09-23


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