New PDF release: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

By Ronald Wardhaugh; Janet M Fuller

Fully up to date to mirror the newest scholarship within the box and revised to incorporate many extra pedagogical good points, An creation to Sociolinguistics, seventh Edition builds on its origin because the such a lot preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, up-to-date for today’s students.

• considerably revised discussions all through all of the book’s 4 key elements replicate the nation of the sphere today

• Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse research, and Sociolinguistics and Education

• comprises cutting edge new views drawn from linguistic anthropology

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Even a language like Breton, a Celtic language still spoken in parts of Brittany, is called a patois because it lacks a strong literary Languages, Dialects, and Varieties 29 tradition and it is not some country’s language. However, dialecte in French, like Dialekt in German, cannot be used in connection with the standard language, that is, no speaker of French considers Standard French to be a dialect of French, and in German to tell someone they speak a Dialekt means that they do not speak Standard German (called Hochdeutsch ‘High German’).

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Part I Languages and Communities Strange the difference of men’s talk. Choice words, and measured phrase, above the reach Of ordinary men, a stately speech. Samuel Pepys William Wordsworth Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. George Eliot Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is, it expresses never the exact thing but a compromise – that which is common to you, me and everybody. T. E. Hulme It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him.

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