LINGUIST List 15.1776

Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics: Swann et al

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  1. Charlotte.Maxwell, A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics: Swann, Deumert, Lillis, Mesthrie

Message 1: A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics: Swann, Deumert, Lillis, Mesthrie

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 06:48:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <>
Subject: A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics: Swann, Deumert, Lillis, Mesthrie

Title: A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press

Book URL: http:///

Author: Joan Swann, Open University
Author: Ana Deumert, Monash University
Author: Theresa Lillis, Open University
Author: Rajend Mesthrie, University of Cape Town

Paperback: ISBN: 0748616918, Pages: 384, Price: U.K. �16.99


The first comprehensive dictionary of the field of sociolinguistics,
this is a valuable reference book for students and teachers of
sociolinguistics, others concerned with the socially-oriented study of
language and those with a professional interest in language. Entries
are concise, the style is reader-friendly and numerous
cross-references enable readers to follow up links to related terms
and concepts.

Sociolinguistics is characterised by increasing heterogeneity, and
students are faced with a proliferation of theories, concepts and
terminology. This is sometimes a minefield, with similar terms used
rather differently within different academic traditions. The
dictionary provides a broad coverage of sociolinguistics, including
macro- and micro-sociolinguistics and a range of approaches within
variationist, interactional, critical and applied traditions. In
explaining sociolinguistic terminology, the dictionary is able to map
out the traditions and approaches that comprise sociolinguistics and
will thus help readers find their way around this fascinating but
complex subject.

The authors have taught and researched widely across different areas
of sociolinguistics. They also draw on their experience of working in
different geographical areas, including the USA, UK and Europe,
Australia, southern Africa and the Indian subcontinent.


*Covers topics relevant to a broad range of disciplines, including
 anthropology, psychology, sociology and education as well as
*Organised alphabetically with terms explained in a non-technical way
*Includes an extensive bibliography

Customers in North America please contact The University of Alabama Press.

Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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