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.