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Sociolinguistics: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)

 
 
 
 
Sociolinguistics: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)
Author: Peter Stockwell
ISBN 13: 9780415401272
ISBN 10: 415401275
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-12-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $43.95
 
 

Sociolinguistics:


  • provides a comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics

  • draws on a range of real texts, from an interview with Madonna to the Japanese Asahi Evening News

  • uses real studies designed and conducted by students

  • provides key readings with commentaries from works by major internationally known authors such as Norman Fairclough, Deborah Cameron, Braj Kachru, Jennifer Coates, Mark Sebba, and Malcolm Coulthard

  • is accompanied by a supporting website.

New to this edition:


  • an entire new section on forensic linguistics

  • additional material on language and gender, conversation analysis and spoken discourse

  • comprehensively updated exercises, readings and references.

The accompanying website to this book can be found at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415401272.

William Downes

This textbook is enormously enabling. Not only does it comprehensively provide the basic theory and method at the right level, but beginners have the means and the models so that they can get their "hands dirty" with real data and real problems in doing Sociolinguistics.