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Title: New-Dialect Formation
Subtitle: The Inevitability of Colonial Englishes
Written By: Peter Trudgill
URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/edition_details.aspx?id=11359
Description:

The first comprehensive dictionary of the field of sociolinguistics, this is a valuable reference book for students and teachers of sociolinguistics, others concerned with the socially-oriented study of language and those with a professional interest in language. Entries are concise, the style is reader-friendly and numerous cross-references enable readers to follow up links to related terms and concepts.

Sociolinguistics is characterised by increasing heterogeneity, and students are faced with a proliferation of theories, concepts and terminology. This is sometimes a minefield, with similar terms used rather differently within different academic traditions. The dictionary provides a broad coverage of sociolinguistics, including macro- and micro-sociolinguistics and a range of approaches within variationist, interactional, critical and applied traditions. In explaining sociolinguistic terminology, the dictionary is able to map out the traditions and approaches that comprise sociolinguistics and will thus help readers find their way around this fascinating but complex subject.

The authors have taught and researched widely across different areas of sociolinguistics. They also draw on their experience of working in different geographical areas, including the USA, UK and Europe, Australia, southern Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Features:

*Covers topics relevant to a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology and education as well as linguistics

*Organised alphabetically with terms explained in a non-technical way

*Includes an extensive bibliography.

Joan Swann and Theresa Lillis are members of the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University. Ana Deumert is a Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Australia. Rajend Mesthrie is a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Cape Town.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Co-publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195220439
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748618767
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 49.99