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Title: Language and Society
Written By: William Downes
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics

This textbook is an accessible introduction to the social aspects of
language and their various explanations. covering domains of language use,
language change, code-switching, speech as social action, and the nature of
understanding. This thoroughly revised edition includes an up to date
analysis of language standardisation, language conflict and planning. From
the reviews of the first edition:"Downes's Language and Society is the
clearest and most reliable introduction to the field of sociolinguistics
available today." (William Labov)

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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