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Title: An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics
Written By: Graeme Trousdale
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language

Designed for beginning undergraduates studying for degrees in English, this
textbook provides an introduction to a range of sociolinguistic theories and the
insights they provide for a greater understanding of varieties of English, past
and present. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to
sociolinguistic variation, the book provides a systematic overview such topics

- 'English' as a social and as a linguistic concept
- English speech communities
- Social and regional dialectology in relation to varieties of English
- English historical sociolinguistics, from Old English to late Modern English
- Sociolinguistics and change in English
- Outcomes of contact involving varieties of English
- English and language planning
- English, sociolinguistics and linguistic theory.

The book contains data drawn from studies of English as it is used around the
world. Throughout, there is an emphasis on facilitating a deeper understanding
of linguistic variation in English and the social, political and cultural contexts
in which speakers and writers of English operate.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748623248
ISBN-13: 9780748623242
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748623256
ISBN-13: 9780748623259
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99