New PDF release: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Learning about

By Janet Holmes

Sociolinguistics is the examine of the interplay among language and society. during this vintage introductory paintings, Janet Holmes examines the function of language in quite a few social contexts, contemplating either how language works and the way it may be used to sign and interpret quite a few elements of social id. Written with Holmes' common enthusiasm, the ebook is split into 3 sections which clarify uncomplicated sociolinguistic thoughts within the mild of vintage techniques in addition to introducing more moderen research.


This fourth version has been revised and up-to-date all through utilizing key innovations and examples to lead the reader via this interesting quarter, including:


- New sections on:



  • koines and koineisation

  • linguistic landscapes

  • New Englishes

  • Stylisation

  • language and sexuality

  • societal ways to angle research

  • forensic linguistics

- a brand new choice of informative examples, workouts and maps


-Fully up-to-date additional studying and references sections


An creation to Sociolinguistics is an important introductory textual content for all scholars of sociolinguistics and a ideal element of reference for college kids of utilized linguistics. it's also an obtainable advisor should you are easily attracted to language and the various and sundry makes use of we placed it to.

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