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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH SOCIOLINGUISTICS

    This textbook, aimed primarily at beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview of such topics as:

    English’ as a social and as a linguistic concept

    The relationship between regional and social dialectology, and their application to the study of English

    English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English

    Sociolinguistics and change in English

    Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English

    English and language planning

    English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.

    The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the world.

    Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts in which speakers and writers of English operate.
    ISBN: 9780748623259
    Publisher: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
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    Author: GRAEME TROUSDALE

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