Janet Holmes's An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Learning about PDF

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 position of language in quite a few social contexts, contemplating either how language works and the way it may be used to sign and interpret a number of points of social identification. Written with Holmes' time-honored enthusiasm, the booklet is split into 3 sections which clarify uncomplicated sociolinguistic options 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 thoughts and examples to lead the reader via this attention-grabbing zone, 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 collection of informative examples, workouts and maps


-Fully up to date extra interpreting and references sections


An creation to Sociolinguistics is a necessary introductory textual content for all scholars of sociolinguistics and a ideal aspect of reference for college students of utilized linguistics. it's also an available advisor if you happen to are easily drawn to language and the numerous and sundry makes use of we positioned it to.

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