Title: Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik Vol 3
Subtitle: An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 3/3
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Editor: Ulrich Ammon, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Editor: Norbert Dittmar,
Hardback: ISBN: 3110184184 Pages: 876 Price: Europe EURO 368.00
Hardback: ISBN: 3110184184 Pages: 876 Price: U.S. $ 496.80
Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics, the then young discipline has changed and developed considerably. The field has left behind its status as an interdiscipline between sociology and linguistics and is now a worldwide established field. Sociolinguistics continues to contribute to solving practical problems in areas such as language planning and standardization, language policy, as well as in language didactics and speech therapy.
Moreover, new topics and areas of application have arisen from the autonomy of the discipline - these have been systematically and extensively included in the second edition of the handbook. The new overall concept depicts the regional and disciplinary representativity of sociolinguistic research while offering an encyclopedia-like useability for all its readers. This includes theoretical depth and stringency for readers interested in theory, as well as methodical abundance and detail for empirical researchers.
The descriptions of methods are often so informative and precise that they can be directly used in the preparation of project planning. Similarly, the descriptions in the practice-oriented articles are so precise that users can accurately assess to what extent they can expect a certain sociolinguistic approach to help solve their problems. With an extensive description as its goal, the second edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics takes into account the current standing of the discipline and the modified structure of the field.