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The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader

The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415469579
ISBN 10: 415469570
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2010-07-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 584
List Price: $51.95

Both a companion to Introducing Sociolinguistics, Miriam Meyerhoff’s bestselling textbook, and a stand-alone Reader in sociolinguistics, this collection includes both classic foundational readings and more recent innovative articles.

Intended to be highly user-friendly, The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader includes substantial section introductions, annotated further reading, a reader’s guide on how to use the book and an introductory chapter providing advice on how to undertake qualitative and quantitative research. This introduction is supplemented by exercises focussing on data handling and collection.

The Reader is divided into six sections and each section is thematically organised. Each reading is accessible to beginning students of sociolinguistics but the entire selection is assembled to also help advanced students focus on themes, principles and concepts that cut across different researchers' work. Beginning and advanced students are supported by Content Questions to assist understanding of essential features in the readings, and Concept Questions which help advanced students make connections across readings, apply theory to data, and critically engage with the readings. A Companion Website supports and connects the Reader and textbook with structured exercises, links to associated websites and video examples, plus an online glossary.

The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader is essential reading for students on courses in sociolinguistics, language and society and language and variation.

Authors: Allan Bell
• Jennifer Hay
• Stefanie Jannedy
• Norma Mendoza-Denton
• Qing Zhang
• John Laver
• Sachiko Ide
• Dennis R. Preston
• Thomas Purnell
• William Idsardi
• John Baugh
• Gibson Ferguson
• Isabelle Buchstaller
• Jinny K. Choi
• Don Kulick
• Christopher Stroud
• Jan-Peter Blom
• John J. Gumperz
• David Britain
• Monica Heller
• Ben Rampton
• Miriam Meyerhoff
• Nancy Niedzielski
• William Labov
• Rika Ito
• Sali Tagliamonte
• Gillian Sankoff
• Hélène Blondeau
• Peter Trudgill
• Richard Cameron
• Lesley Milroy
• James Milroy
• Paul Kerswill
• Ann Williams
• Terttu Nevalainen
• Penelope Eckert
• Janet Holmes
• Stephanie Schnurr
• Niloofar Haeri
• Elinor Ochs
• Scott Fabius Kiesling
• Rusty Barrett

Miriam Meyerhoff is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Erik Schleef is lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester, UK.

Go to www.routledge.com/textbooks/meyerhoff for online resources supporting The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader and Introducing Sociolinguistics (Meyerhoff 2006)