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Studying language in its social context has been of central importance to linguists for several decades. The field of sociolinguistics is a diverse discipline which addresses important questions on how language reflects, structures, and dominates social life. In the first volume of its kind, the editors have assembled a definitive view of the discipline bringing together much original work in sociolinguistics, ranging from fundamental theoretical statements and methodological articles, to classic explorations in dialect and style variation, language attitude and stereotyping, multilingualism, face-to-face interaction and ethnography of communication. The contributors are eminent sociolinguists acclaimed internationally as pioneers and leading authorities in the field. The book includes 37 essays grouped into eight thematic sections and has been carefully structured to introduce the field and its central concerns.

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ISBN: 9780312175733
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Page Count: 505
Size: 9.67" l x 6.19" w x 1.20"
Series: Modern Lingusitics