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By Janet Holmes

ISBN-10: 1408276747

ISBN-13: 9781408276747

Sociolinguistics is the examine of the interplay among language and society. during this vintage introductory paintings, Janet Holmes examines the function of language in a number of social contexts, contemplating either how language works and the way it may be used to sign and interpret numerous facets of social id. Written with Holmes' familiar enthusiasm, the ebook is split into 3 sections which clarify easy sociolinguistic strategies within the gentle of vintage ways in addition to introducing newer research.

This fourth variation has been revised and up to date all through utilizing key recommendations and examples to steer the reader via this interesting region, including:

- New sections on:

  • koines and koineisation

  • linguistic landscapes

  • New Englishes

  • Stylisation

  • language and sexuality

  • societal methods to perspective research

  • forensic linguistics

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

-Fully up-to-date extra analyzing and references sections

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

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