Sociolinguistics

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1 Gilyard, Keith Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence (African American Life S eries)
Wayne State University Press 1991 0814322255 / 9780814322253 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. An exploration of the key areas of language education for African Americans. 
Price: 3200.00 JPY
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Introducing Sociolinguistics: Second Edition, Mesthrie, Rajend
2 Mesthrie, Rajend Introducing Sociolinguistics: Second Edition
John Benjamins Publishing Co 2009 9027232652 / 9789027232656 Paperback Very Good 
Sociolinguistics is one of the central branches of modern linguistics and d eals with the place of language in human societies. This second edition of Introducing Sociolinguistics expertly synthesises the main approaches to th e subject. The book covers areas such as multilingualism, code-choice, lang uage variation, dialectology, interactional studies, gender, language conta ct, language and inequality, and language and power. At the same time it pr ovides an integrated perspective on these themes by examining sociological theories of human interaction. In this regard power and inequality are part icularly significant. The book also contains two chapters on the applicatio ns of sociolinguistics (in education and in language policy and planning) a nd a concluding chapter on the sociolinguistics of sign language. New topic s covered include speaking style and stylisation, while current debates in areas like creolisation, globalisation and language death, language plannin g, and gender are reflected. Written collaboratively by teachers and scholars with first hand experience of sociolinguistic developments on four continents, this book provides the broadest introduction currently available to the central topics in socioli nguistics. Key Features * Provides a solid foundation in all aspects of sociolinguistics and explor es important themes such as power and inequality, sign language, gender and the internet * Well illustrated with maps, diagrams, inset boxes, drawings and cartoons * Accessibly written with the beginner in mind * Uses numerous examples from multilingual settings * Explains basic concepts, supported by a glossary * 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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