• Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book’s four key parts reflect the state of the field today
• Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education
• Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology
• Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives
• Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts
• New companion website includes links and resources for students
This fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including:
a new chapter on identity that reflects the latest research;
a brand new companion website which is fully cross-referenced within this book, and which includes and video and audio materials, interactive activities and links to useful websites;
updated and revised examples and exercises which include new material from Tanzania, Wales, Paraguay and Timor-Leste;
fully updated further reading and references sections.
An Introduction to Sociolinguisticsis the essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of English language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics.
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.
Deckert andÂ VickersÂ adopt an interdisciplinary approach, introducing work from a variety of fields that examine sociolinguistic data,Â fromÂ linguistics toÂ anthropology, sociology, psychology and education. The book moves from looking atÂ language varieties and globalization to a close examination of language in social interaction, covering the concepts of ideology and power. Throughout, the authors offer keen insight into all of the topics, issues and methods that students of language and society will need to understand.Â The chapters contain a range of pedagogical features, including key terms, study questions, chapter summaries and further reading.Â This is an essential new text for all those studyingÂ contemporary sociolinguistics, suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics includes articles by leading scholars in the field on:methods of observation and analysis social correlates socio-psychological factors socio-political factors language change.
With a substantial A-Z glossary of key terms and concepts, directions for further study, and detailed cross-referencing with links to the glossary, The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics is both an essential broad-based introduction for those new to the field, and a highly useful reference for the more advanced linguist.
The author reviews scholarly treatments of gender, and then uses her own data material from the corpora of spoken and written English usage. Special features include an examination of contemporary media sources such as newspapers, advertising, and television; a discussion of women's speculative fiction; a study of gender and advertising, with special attention paid to the role played by language in these domains; and a review of French feminist thought, particularly as it relates to the issue of language reform.
Editors Rickford and Romaine introduce each of the papers and provide a biography and bibliography of Sato. A short story and poems in Hawaiian Creole, Satos native language and the variety which was the focus of her research and writing, round out the collection.