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Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics


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Reissuing works originally published between 1978 and 1992, this collection includes books across the span of sociolinguistics, from its theory and philosophy to specific language change study. This small set will be of benefit to sociology and linguistics but also to psychology, media and communication, education and development studies.

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Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

1st Edition

By Various Authors
October 09, 2018

Reissuing works originally published between 1978 and 1992, this collection includes books across the span of sociolinguistics, from its theory and philosophy to specific language change study. This small set will be of benefit to sociology and linguistics but also to psychology, media and ...

Language and Control

Language and Control

1st Edition

By Roger Fowler, Bob Hodge, Gunther Kress, Tony Trew
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1979. This book studies language variation as a part of social practice - how language expresses and helps regulate social relationships of all kinds. Different groups, classes, institutions and situations have their special modes of language and these varieties are not just...

Language and Situation Language Varieties and their Social Contexts

Language and Situation: Language Varieties and their Social Contexts

1st Edition

By Michael Gregory, Susanne Carroll
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1978. This book provides and explains a framework for understanding and describing variations of style of language in relation to the social context in which it is used. Constant features of language users, such as their temporal, geographical. and social origins, their ...

Language in Indenture A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa

Language in Indenture: A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa

1st Edition

By Rajend Mesthrie
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its ...

Recent Advances in Language, Communication, and Social Psychology

Recent Advances in Language, Communication, and Social Psychology

1st Edition

Edited By Howard Giles, Robert N. St. Clair
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1985. Detailed exploration of the dynamics of language within social psychology forms a social psychology of language which is distinct from other approaches. This volume presents some of the growing body of research in this area, with many theoretical models and ideas - ...

Researching Language Issues of Power and Method

Researching Language: Issues of Power and Method

1st Edition

By Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Frazer, Penelope Harvey, M. B. H. Rampton, Kay Richardson
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1992. This book discusses the possibilities of developing the research process in social science so that it benefits the subjects as well as the researcher. The authors distinguish between ‘ethical’, ‘advocate’ and ‘empowering’ approaches to the relationship between ...

Sociolinguistics A Sociological Critique

Sociolinguistics: A Sociological Critique

1st Edition

By Glyn Williams
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1992. This provocative and controversial book calls for a critical analysis of the philosophical assumptions underpinning sociolinguistics. Going back to the philosophical roots of the study of language in society, it argues that they lie in the consensual attitude to ...

Verbal Deficit A Critique

Verbal Deficit: A Critique

1st Edition

By J. C. B. Gordon
February 26, 2020

Originally published in 1981. Verbal deficit theories try to account for differential educational attainments in linguistic terms, suggesting that children reach varying levels of success in school as a result of their ability or inability to express themselves, and relate this to social class. ...

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