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Title: The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 1: Multilingualism and Variation
Edited By: Jenny Cheshire
Peter Trudgill

This two-volume text presents a state-of-the-art account of the discipline
in the closing years of the twentieth century. The books chart the
liveliest areas in contemporary sociolinguistics: variation,
multilingualism, gender, and discourse and include helpful introductions
and other aids to the student and specialist. Volume 1 explores the
macro-social aspects of sociolinguistics, covering cross-cultural
communication problems, the linguistic behavior of bilingual speakers,
language contact, the social psychology of language, variation, and the
mystery of linguistic change.

This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340652071
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340652063
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95