An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Learning about by Janet Holmes

By Janet Holmes

Sociolinguistics is the research of the interplay among language and society. during this vintage introductory paintings, Janet Holmes examines the position of language in numerous 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' commonly used enthusiasm, the e-book is split into 3 sections which clarify easy sociolinguistic techniques within the gentle of vintage methods in addition to introducing newer research.


This fourth variation has been revised and up to date all through utilizing key suggestions and examples to lead the reader via this interesting quarter, including:


- New sections on:



  • koines and koineisation

  • linguistic landscapes

  • New Englishes

  • Stylisation

  • language and sexuality

  • societal methods to angle research

  • forensic linguistics

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


-Fully up to date additional analyzing and references sections


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

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