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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics free pdf Since it first appeared more than fifteen years ago, Ronald Wardhaugh's An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has been an immensely popular textbook for courses in sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. Organized in four parts - Languages and Communities, Inherent Variety, Words at Work, and Understanding and Intervening - the book offers an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics. Topics explored include language, dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, and change. The book also covers words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning. In the fourth edition, the text, further reading sections, exercises, and references have been revised and updated to reflect new developments in the field. In particular, the coverage of gender, disadvantage, and planning has been considerably revised and extended.

About Ronald Wardhaugh

Ronald Wardhaugh was formerly Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. His many successful books include most recently Understanding English Grammar, (Blackwell, 1995).

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Author : Ronald Wardhaugh
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
Data Published : 29 October 2001
ISBN : 0631225390
EAN : 9780631225393
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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