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Title: A Glossary of Sociolinguistics
Written By: Peter Trudgill
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748616237
Series Title: Glossaries in Linguistics
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"The publication of A Glossary of Sociolinguistics is a landmark event. It signifies the dramatic growth of sociolinguistics over the past several decades and the level of interest it now attracts. Peter Trudgill has been through it all - as a pioneer, a developer and an internationally renowned authority. No one is in a better position to write a glossary of the field, and no one can match Trudgill’s lucid, readable style."
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"Peter Trudgill's slim volume, A Glosssary of Sociolinguistics, contains a wealth of information for readers seeking definitions, explanations and examples of the technical terms most frequently employed in sociolinguistics and dialectology."
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This pocket-sized alphabetic guide introduces popular terms used in the study of language and society. A central topic within modern linguistics, sociolinguistics deals with human communication and the use of language in its social context. Clearly written by a leading authority in the field, this glossary provides full coverage of both traditional and contemporary terminology, including the relatively new areas within sociolinguistics of sign language, gay language and cross-cultural communication.

Key features:
* An ideal companion to courses in sociolinguistics, language variation and change, dialectology, English language and language and gender
* Contains illustrations, dialect maps and a bibliography
* Provides linguistic examples of the terms defined
* Supplies numerous cross-references to related terms

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748616233
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Pages: 148
Prices: U.K. £ 6.99