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Author Holmes, Janet, 1947-

Title An introduction to sociolinguistics / Janet Holmes
Edition Third edition
Published Harlow, England ; N.Y. : Pearson Longman, 2008


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 MELB  306.44 Hol/Its 2008  AVAILABLE
 MELB  306.44 Hol/Its 2008  AVAILABLE
 MELB  306.44 Hol/Its 2008  AVAILABLE
 MELB  306.44 Hol/Its 2008  AVAILABLE
 MELB  306.44 Hol/Its 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Learning about language
Learning about language.
Contents 1. What do sociolinguists study? -- Sect. A. Multilingual speech communities -- 2. Language choice in multilingual communities -- 3. Language maintenance and shift -- 4. Linguistic varieties and multilingual nations -- 5. National languages and language planning -- Sect. B. Language variation: focus on users -- 6. Regional and social dialects -- 7. Gender and age -- 8. Ethnicity and social networks -- 9. Language change -- Sect. C. Language variation: focus on uses -- 10. Style, context and register -- 11. Speech functions, politeness and cross-cultural communication -- 12. Gender, politeness and stereotypes -- 13. Language, cognition and culture -- 14. Analysing discourse -- 15. Attitudes and applications -- 16. Conclusion -- References -- App. I. Phonetic symbols -- App. II. Preface to first edition -- App. III. Preface to second edition
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Previous ed.: 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-466) and index
Subject Sociolinguistics.
LC no. 2007036870
ISBN 9781405821315
Other Titles Introduction to sociolinguistics (Holmes : 3rd ed.)