An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics - Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language (Hardback)
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An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics - Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 19/04/2010
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Designed for beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, this textbook provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview such topics as: *'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept *English speech communities *Social and regional dialectology in relation to varieties of English *English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English *Sociolinguistics and change in English *Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English *English and language planning *English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory. The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts in which speakers and writers of English operate.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748623242
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm

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