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Thu Jun 18 2009

Books: Sociolinguistics: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap

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        1.    Anna Glazier, Introducing Sociolinguistics: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap

Message 1: Introducing Sociolinguistics: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap
Date: 16-Jun-2009
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Introducing Sociolinguistics: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap
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Title: Introducing Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: Second Edition
Published: 2009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748638444

Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Author: Joan Swann
Author: Ana Deumert
Author: William L. Leap
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748638437 Pages: 528 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748638444 Pages: 528 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

New and updated edition of the bestselling introductory textbook

Praise for the first edition:
'Introducing Sociolinguistics has been co-authored by a team of linguists
spanning at least half the world. This post-colonial perspective is both
the highlight and the hallmark of this book. This is a most welcome
addition to the (mostly Anglocentric) field of introductory textbooks in
this discipline.'
- The Year's Work in English Studies

Sociolinguistics is one of the central branches of modern linguistics and
deals with the place of language in human societies. This second edition of
Introducing Sociolinguistics expertly synthesises the main approaches to
the subject.

The book covers areas such as multilingualism, code-choice, language
variation, dialectology, interactional studies, gender, language contact,
language and inequality, and language and power. At the same time it
provides an integrated perspective on these themes by examining
sociological theories of human interaction. In this regard power and
inequality are particularly significant. The book also contains two
chapters on the applications of sociolinguistics (in education and in
language policy and planning) and a concluding chapter on the
sociolinguistics of sign language. New topics covered include speaking
style and stylisation, while current debates in areas like creolisation,
globalisation and language death, language planning, and gender are reflected.

Written collaboratively by teachers and scholars with first hand experience
of sociolinguistic developments on four continents, this book provides the
broadest introduction currently available to the central topics in
sociolinguistics.

Key Features
* Provides a solid foundation in all aspects of sociolinguistics and
explores important themes such as power and inequality, sign language,
gender and the internet
* Well illustrated with maps, diagrams, inset boxes, drawings and cartoons
* Accessibly written with the beginner in mind
* Uses numerous examples from multilingual settings
* Explains basic concepts, supported by a glossary
* Further Reading lists, a full bibliography, and a section on 'next steps'
provide valuable guidance.

Introducing Sociolinguistics is available in North America from John
Benjamins Publishing Company.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=42160


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