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The handbook of sociolinguistics / edited by Florian Coulmas.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell handbooks in linguistics ; 4Publication details: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Publishers, c1997.ISBN:
  • 0631193391
  • 9780631193395
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 306.44 20
LOC classification:
  • P40
Partial contents:
Introduction / Florian Coulmas -- 1. The Evolution of a Sociolinguistic Theory of Language / R. B. Le Page -- 2. The Demography of Language / Albert F. Verdoodt -- 3. Varieties and Variation / James Milroy and Lesley Milroy -- 4. Language Change in Progress: Variation as it Happens / Norman Denison -- 5. Social Factors in Language Change / William Bright -- 6. Sociophonology / John Honey -- 7. Dialect in Society / Walt Wolfram -- 8. Gender as a Sociolinguistic Variable: New Perspectives on Variation Studies / Ruth Wodak and Gertraud Benke -- 9. Age as a Sociolinguistic Variable / Penelope Eckert -- 10. Spoken and Written Language / Celia Roberts and Brian Street -- 11. The Sociolinguistics of Communication Media / Gerhard Leitner -- 12. Diglossia as a Sociolinguistic Situation / Harold F. Schiffman -- 13. Code-switching / Carol Myers-Scotton -- 14. Language Contact and Language Generation: Pidgins and Creoles / John R. Rickford and John McWhorter -- 15. Language Contact and Language Degeneration / Colette Grinevald Craig -- 16. Language Contact and Language Displacement / Matthias Brenzinger -- 17. Language Conflict / Peter Hans Nelde -- 18. Multilingualism / Michael Clyne -- 19. Language and Identity / Andree Tabouret-Keller -- 20. Language and Ethnicity: The View from Within / Joshua A. Fishman -- 21. Global Scale Sociolinguistics / Grant D. McConnell -- 22. Language and the Mediation of Experience: Linguistic Representation and Cognitive Orientation / Michael Stubbs -- 23. Linguistic Etiquette / Gabriele Kasper -- 24. Sociolinguistics and Education / Ludo Verhoeven -- 25. Bilingual Education / Ofelia Garcia -- 26. Sociolinguistics and the Law / Edward Finegan -- 27. Language Planning and Language Reform / Denise Daoust.
Summary: In 28 newly commissioned chapters distinguished contributors provide an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics. This invaluable work of reference identifies the most important issues of sociolinguistics, makes primary sources more accessible, and provides orientation for future research. Reflecting the main division within the discipline, the two key sections deal with the social dimensions of language and the linguistic dimensions of society. In addition, there is an introductory section taking issue with theoretical and methodological foundations of sociolinguistics. The final part introduces four areas in which the application of sociolinguistic knowledge has proved to be especially fruitful in recent years; education, bilingual education, the legal profession, and language planning. The Handbook is equipped with a comprehensive bibliography which can be used as a research tool in its own right.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Florian Coulmas -- 1. The Evolution of a Sociolinguistic Theory of Language / R. B. Le Page -- 2. The Demography of Language / Albert F. Verdoodt -- 3. Varieties and Variation / James Milroy and Lesley Milroy -- 4. Language Change in Progress: Variation as it Happens / Norman Denison -- 5. Social Factors in Language Change / William Bright -- 6. Sociophonology / John Honey -- 7. Dialect in Society / Walt Wolfram -- 8. Gender as a Sociolinguistic Variable: New Perspectives on Variation Studies / Ruth Wodak and Gertraud Benke -- 9. Age as a Sociolinguistic Variable / Penelope Eckert -- 10. Spoken and Written Language / Celia Roberts and Brian Street -- 11. The Sociolinguistics of Communication Media / Gerhard Leitner -- 12. Diglossia as a Sociolinguistic Situation / Harold F. Schiffman -- 13. Code-switching / Carol Myers-Scotton -- 14. Language Contact and Language Generation: Pidgins and Creoles / John R. Rickford and John McWhorter -- 15. Language Contact and Language Degeneration / Colette Grinevald Craig -- 16. Language Contact and Language Displacement / Matthias Brenzinger -- 17. Language Conflict / Peter Hans Nelde -- 18. Multilingualism / Michael Clyne -- 19. Language and Identity / Andree Tabouret-Keller -- 20. Language and Ethnicity: The View from Within / Joshua A. Fishman -- 21. Global Scale Sociolinguistics / Grant D. McConnell -- 22. Language and the Mediation of Experience: Linguistic Representation and Cognitive Orientation / Michael Stubbs -- 23. Linguistic Etiquette / Gabriele Kasper -- 24. Sociolinguistics and Education / Ludo Verhoeven -- 25. Bilingual Education / Ofelia Garcia -- 26. Sociolinguistics and the Law / Edward Finegan -- 27. Language Planning and Language Reform / Denise Daoust.

In 28 newly commissioned chapters distinguished contributors provide an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics. This invaluable work of reference identifies the most important issues of sociolinguistics, makes primary sources more accessible, and provides orientation for future research. Reflecting the main division within the discipline, the two key sections deal with the social dimensions of language and the linguistic dimensions of society. In addition, there is an introductory section taking issue with theoretical and methodological foundations of sociolinguistics. The final part introduces four areas in which the application of sociolinguistic knowledge has proved to be especially fruitful in recent years; education, bilingual education, the legal profession, and language planning. The Handbook is equipped with a comprehensive bibliography which can be used as a research tool in its own right.