With seven sections edited by leading names, the handbook includes 35 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. The handbook adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach, covering:
Business and entrepreneurship.
The result is a truly comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces.
This volume is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Language and Superdiversity within Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology and related areas.
In response, recent scholarship complicates traditional associations between languages and social identities, emphasizing the connectedness of communicative events and practices at different scales and the embedding of languages within new physical landscapes and mediated practices. This volume takes stock of the increasing diversity of linguistic phenomena and faces the theoretical-methodological challenges that accounting for such phenomena pose to socio-cultural linguistics. This book stages the debate on super-diversity that will be sure to interest societal linguists and serves as an invaluable reference for academic libraries specializing in the linguistics field.
how language categorizes the gender/sexuality world in both grammar and interaction;
how speakers display, create, and orient to gender, sexuality, and desire in interaction;
how and why people display different ways of speaking based on their gender/sexual identities.
Aimed at students with no background in linguistics or gender studies, this book is essential reading for anyone studying language, gender, and sexuality for the first time.
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.