What Is Sociolinguistics

What Is Sociolinguistics

There are many sociolinguistic textbooks out there, many of them very good. Almost all treat particular studies (e.g., Labov in Martha's Vineyard) in greater detail than I do here. Most of them require some knowledge of linguistic ...

Author: Gerard Van Herk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118960912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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How is our language affected by our ethnicity, gender, and region? How are our conversations and other interactions structured? How does society view and regulate language? How do we use language to present ourselves to others? In this revised and updated second edition of the popular What Is Sociolinguistics? Gerard Van Herk explores these and other intriguing questions about language, how we use it, and its relationships to society. Van Herk guides the reader on a tour through the major issues that define the field, including region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, at the same time exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education. This second edition has been revised and updated to include new and more exercises, discussion questions, and suggested readings, as well as expanded chapters exploring gender duality and Latino English. Key readings are introduced in Van Herk’s clear and engaging voice, which accompanies the text throughout, providing an accessible point of entry for those new to, or less familiar with, sociolinguistics. Chapter summaries and textboxes are similarly employed to signpost and illuminate learning. A companion website features PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples of concepts discussed, additional reading suggestions, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation. Packed with the latest research and practical teaching aids, What is Sociolinguistics? Second edition retains the highly-praised character of its predecessor and provides an essential up-to-date text for both students and instructors alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts and considers both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity.

Author: Janet Holmes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405821310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

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Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts and considers both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Written with Holmes' customary enthusiasm, the book is divided into three sections which explain basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of both classic approaches and the most recent research. This third edition has been updated thoroughly and new examples have been added to enhance understanding. A major addition to this edition is an extended chapter on discourse analysis which outlines a number of different approaches to analysing spoken language in its social context. Supported throughout by a range of exercises and suggestions for further reading, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is an essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of applied linguistics. It is also an accessible guide for those who are simply interested in language and the uses we put it to.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak.

Author: Peter Trudgill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141926308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik , the then young discipline has changed and developed considerably.

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008998481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 854

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Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik , the then young discipline has changed and developed considerably. The field has left behind its status as an interdiscipline between sociology and linguistics and is now a worldwide established field. Sociolinguistics continues to contribute to solving practical problems in areas such as language planning and standardization, language policy, as well as in language didactics and speech therapy. Moreover, new topics and areas of application have arisen from the autonomy of the discipline - these have been systematically and extensively included in the second edition of the handbook. The new overall concept depicts the regional and disciplinary representativity of sociolinguistic research while offering an encyclopedia-like useablitiy for all its readers. This includes theoretical depth and stringency for readers interested in theory, as well as methodical abundance and detail for empirical researchers. The descriptions of methods are so informative and precise that they can directly be used in the preparation of project planning. Similarly, the descriptions in the practice-oriented articles are so precise that users can accurately assess to what extent they can expect a certain sociolinguistic approach to help solve their problems. With an extensive description as its goal, the second edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik takes into account the current standing of the discipline and the modified structure of the field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Experimental Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

Experimental Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

Chapter summary Having identified something that might be of interest for sociolinguistic study, the first step is to decide precisely what is potentially interesting about it. This involves articulating half-formed hunches into clear, ...

Author: Katie Drager

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474251792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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An accessible, user-friendly guide to the variety of different experimental methods used in sociolinguistics, Experimental Research Methods in Sociolinguistics walks students through the "how-to†? of experimental methods used to investigate variation in both speech production and perception. Focusing squarely on practice and application, it takes the reader from defining a research question, to choosing an appropriate framework, to completing a research project. Featuring a companion website with information on experiment-friendly software, sample experiments and suggestions for work to undertake, the book also covers: -Ethical concerns -How to measure production and perception -How to construct and use corpora
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Issues in Sociolinguistics

Issues in Sociolinguistics

a soil of problems one arrives at the more or less crystallised level of a theory thanks to the systematic application of a method ; but we do agree with him that it is not yet time to talk of a rigid , theoretical sociolinguistic ...

Author: Uribe

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

ISBN: UOM:39015009100747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistic Metatheory

Sociolinguistic Metatheory

Purpose of Study This study is concerned with two connected metatheoretical problems in sociolinguistics : what defines sociolinguistics as a field either within or apart from linguistics generally , and how does a definition of ...

Author: Esther Figueroa

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106012004393

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Linguistics is a discipline with ever expanding boundaries and interests. Despite the narrow definition of linguistics which dominates academia, sub-fields continue to flourish and ways of doing linguistics continue to expand. As ways to do linguistics increase, and as approaches to linguistics accumulate over time, it becomes increasingly necessary for students of linguistics to have ways of understanding and comparing developments in linguistics. Sociolinguistic Metatheory is a book which explains foundational developments in linguistics by taking the past three decades of developments in sociolinguistics and relating them to contemporaneous developments in received linguistics. Sociolinguistic Metatheory takes the reader through the basic philosophical questions which drive linguistic research. It looks in detail at three models of sociolinguistics - Dell Hymes and the Ethnography of Communication, William Labov and Sociolinguistic Realism, and John Gumperz and Interactional Sociolinguistics - and focuses on such questions as: Where is language located? How is an utterance-based approach to linguistics different from a sentence-based approach? How do metatheoretical paradigm assumptions such as realism or relativism affect the development of linguistic theory? What interesting developments in linguistic theory and analysis have sociolinguistics provided?
Categories: Social Science

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

This book overviews important sources of materials as the background knowledge, followed by some authentic samples of linguistics reality for both the teachers and the students to engage in classroom settings.

Author: Widya Caterine Perdhani

Publisher: Universitas Brawijaya Press

ISBN: 9786232961319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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As an effort to portray the richness of how language is used by the society, the book entitled Sociolinguistics: A Social Linguistics Reality is a book worth reading to highlight the recent issues on language development. This book overviews important sources of materials as the background knowledge, followed by some authentic samples of linguistics reality for both the teachers and the students to engage in classroom settings. The authors have chosen the most common topics found in the research on Sociolinguistics covering the scope of Sociolinguistics studies, language codes in multilingual society, language variation, language and culture, language and politeness, and also the shift, the change, and the maintenance of language. These topics would be of valuable insights to develop students’ awareness on their surrounding language phenomena and are considered to be helpful to invite more ideas to do research in Sociolinguistics. English teachers, students, researchers, as well as people in general will find this book beneficial since it gives some ideas, samples activities, and projects which are open for discussion and collaboration. Language shapes the way we think and determine what we can think about (Benjamin Lee Whorf)
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines