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Tue Jun 23 2015

Books: Globalising Sociolinguistics: Smakman, Heinrich (eds.)

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Date: 22-Jun-2015
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Subject: Globalising Sociolinguistics: Smakman, Heinrich (eds.)
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Title: Globalising Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: Challenging and Expanding Theory
Published: 2015
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Editor: Dick Smakman
Editor: Patrick Heinrich
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415725590 Pages: 276 Price: U.K. £ 125.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415725606 Pages: 276 Price: U.K. £ 34.99

This book challenges the predominance of mainstream sociolinguistic theories by focusing on lesser known sociolinguistic systems, from regions of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the European Mediterranean, and Slavic regions as well as specific speech communities such as those speaking Nivkh, Jamaican Creole, North Saami, and Central Yup’ik.

In nineteen chapters, the specialist authors look at key sociolinguistic aspects of each region or speech community, such as gender, politeness strategies, speech patterns and the effects of social hierarchy on language, concentrating on the differences from mainstream models. The volume, introduced by Miriam Meyerhoff, has been written by the leading expert of each specific region or community and includes contributions by Rajend Mesthrie, Marc Greenberg and Daming Xu. This publication draws together connections across regions/communities and considers how mainstream sociolinguistics is incomplete or lacking. It reveals how lesser-known cultures can play an important role in the building of theory in sociolinguistics.

Globalising Sociolinguistics is essential reading for any researcher in sociolinguistics and language variation and will be a key reference for advanced sociolinguistics courses.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Creole English, Jamaican (jam)
                            Gilyak (niv)
                            Sami, Northern (sme)
                            Yupik, Central (esu)

Written In: English (eng)

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Oxford University Press
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University of Toronto Press

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Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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