Date: 15-Dec-2005 From: Matt Glidden <blackwellnewsbos.blackwellpublishing.net> Subject: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Wardhaugh
Title: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: Fifth Edition
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Author: Ronald Wardhaugh, University of Toronto
Paperback: ISBN: 140513559X Pages: 448 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 140513559X Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh's popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
*Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
*Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
*Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
*Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power.
*Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
*Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.