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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics
Edited By: Carmen Llamas
Loise Mullany
Peter Stockwell
Series Title: Routledge Companions
Description:

Providing a comprehensive overview of sociolinguistic methods and areas of
investigation, this engaging and practical text covers every issue of major
concern in the field. Made up of a series of short essays written by
renowned international experts and presented in thematic groups, key topics
discussed include:

language, sex and gender
multilingualism
language and ideology
language and education
language and ethnicity
pidgins and creoles.

With a substantial A-Z glossary of key terms and concepts, directions for
further study, and detailed cross-referencing with links to the glossary,
The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics is both an essential
broad-based introduction for those new to the field, and a highly useful
reference for established researchers in the area.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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