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Query Subject:   Request for Non-English Sociolinguistics Textbooks
Author:   P L Patrick
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I would be grateful for references (preferably detailed enough for a
library to purchase with) to textbooks on general sociolinguistics in
languages other than English, especially:

Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

Any comments or (anti-)recommendations on them are also welcome, as
also any knowledge about their availability in print.
Books with a lesser scope (eg, surveys of sociolinguistic knowledge in
a particular language area above) are also useful to me.
Obviously, a pointer to a websource for such titles is also good.
Finally, any on-line publications in these areas would be useful.


thanks very much,

Prof. Peter L. Patrick
Dept. of Language & Linguistics
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
COLCHESTER CO4 3SQ
U.K.

Tel: (from within UK) 01206.87.2088
(from outside UK) +44.1206.87.2088
Fax: (as above) 1206.87.2198
Email: patrickp@essex.ac.uk
Web: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~patrickp
LL Issue: 11.2231
Date posted: 15-Oct-2000



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