By Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

it is a definitive introductory textual content to trendy sociolinguistics that appears on the learn of language and society through the idea that of identity. It uses those sociolinguistic constructs of identification to tie jointly present options and techniques within the box, providing an entire assessment of the discipline, both past and present.

Deckert and Vickers adopt an interdisciplinary method, introducing paintings from a number of fields that research sociolinguistic data, from linguistics to anthropology, sociology, psychology and schooling. The ebook strikes from taking a look at language types and globalization to an in depth exam of language in social interplay, masking the recommendations of ideology and tool. all through, the authors provide prepared perception into all the subject matters, matters and strategies that scholars of language and society might want to understand.  The chapters comprise quite a number pedagogical good points, together with keywords, examine questions, bankruptcy summaries and extra reading.  this is often an important new textual content for all these studying contemporary sociolinguistics, appropriate for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

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