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Sociolinguistics
The Study of Speakers' Choices

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  • Date Published: June 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521543934

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  • This accessible new textbook provides a clear introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of why we speak the way we do, and the social factors that influence our linguistic decisions. Topics covered include dialects, gender and age specific speech forms, professional jargons, diglossia, bilingualism, code-switching, pidgin languages, and language planning, all of which are unified by the common theme that speakers create their language by making choices. The volume draws on linguistic variation from an extensive range of societies and their languages.

    • Clearly and accessibly written
    • Many useful textbook features including questions for classroom discussion and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter
    • Examines the interaction of language and society in many different societies, rather than just in the western world
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    • Date Published: June 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521543934
    • length: 269 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 173 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: notions of language
    Part I. Micro Choices:
    2. Standard and dialect: social stratification as a factor of linguistic choice
    3. Gendered speech: sex as a factor of linguistic choice
    4. Communicating across generations: age as a factor of linguistic choice
    5. Choice and change
    6. Politeness: cultural dimensions of linguistic choice
    Part II. Macro Choices:
    7. Code-switching: linguistic choices across boundaries
    8. Diglossia and bilingualism: functional restrictions on language choice
    9. Language spread, shift and maintenance: how groups choose their language
    10. Language and identity: individual, social, national
    11. Language planning: communication demands, public choice, utility
    12. Select letters: a major divide
    13. The language of choice.

  • Author

    Florian Coulmas, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
    Florian Coulmas is Director of the German Institute of Japanese Studies, Tokyo.

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