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LINGUIST List 16.1719

Tue May 31 2005

Books: Sociolinguistics: Coulmas

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <marisalinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Sociolinguistics: Coulmas


Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Coulmas
Date: 06-Apr-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Coulmas


Title: Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: The Study of Speakers' Choices
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521836067

Author: Florian Coulmas
Hardback: ISBN: 0521836069 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521836069 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521543932 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521543932 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Abstract:

This accessible new textbook provides a clear introduction to
sociolinguistics, the study of why we speak the way we do, and the social
factors that influence our linguistic decisions. Based on the notion of
'choice' - that as speakers we select from the options open to us - it
provides a solid theoretical framework to deal with the most fascinating
characteristic of language: its variability and diversity. Topics covered
include dialects, gender and age specific speech forms, professional
jargons, diglossia, bilingualism, code-switching, pidgin languages, and
language planning, all of which are unified by the common theme that
speakers, by making choices, create their language. Drawing on linguistic
variation from a wide range of societies and their languages, this is set
to become a key text for all students of sociolinguistics, and will be
welcomed by anyone interested in the complex interaction between language
and society.

1. Introduction: notions of language

Part I. Micro Choices:

2. Standard and dialect: social stratification as a factor of linguistic choice
3. Gendered speech: sex as a factor of linguistic choice
4. Communicating across generations: age as a factor of linguistic choice
5. Choice and change
6. Politeness: cultural dimensions of linguistic choice

Part II. Macro Choices:

7. Code-switching: linguistic choices across boundaries
8. Diglossia and bilingualism: functional restrictions on language choice
9. Language spread, shift and maintenance: how groups choose their language
10. Language and identity: individual, social, national
11. Language planning: communication demands, public choice, utility
12. Select letters: a major divide
13. The language of choice


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=14094


-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-europa.com
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






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