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Most popular Sociolinguistics books

The most popular Sociolinguistics books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English
A laugh-out-loud dissection of the linguistic myths surrounding British and American English
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Scouse-English Glossary
Scouse-English Glossary
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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation
The newest volume in David Crystal's pentalogy of the English language, focusing on the subtleties of pronunciation
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Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English
A laugh-out-loud dissection of the linguistic myths surrounding British and American English
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Geordie-English Glossary
Geordie-English Glossary
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Plebeian Prose
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Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
This introduction to linguistic anthropology includes basic concepts and methods, cognition, sociolinguistics, coverage of gender, race, and class, and an examination of communication in the digital age.
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Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today s students.
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Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters
In Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess provides a perspective on a culture that is not widely understood - American Deaf culture. With the collaboration of three distinguished Deaf consultants, Mindess explores the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the Deaf and hearing worlds.
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You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
Her international bestseller, the book that shows us at last, why we find it so difficult to talk to the opposite sex. Reissued to coincide with her new book The Argument Culture.
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Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
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Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
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Spake: Dialect and Voices from the West Midlands
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Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society
Examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. Ranging from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics, this work surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. It is suitable for sociolinguistics.
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Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? This title states that contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes.
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Languages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language
This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world s languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years.
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English - One Tongue, Many Voices
This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.
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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States
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Language of Schooling: A Functional Linguistics Perspective
This book is about language and how language is typically structured when it is used in the context of schooling. It demonstrates that the variety of English expected at school differs from the interactional language that students use for social purposes, and provides a linguistic analysis of the challenges of the school curriculum.
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Conversation Analysis: An Introduction
Introducing the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the field.
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Gaelic Guerrilla: John Angus Mackay, Gael Extraordinaire
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Language Endangerment
Explores how and why languages become endangered, including a comprehensive new theoretical framework and a wide range of examples from around the world. The book will be welcomed by students and scholars of anthropology, linguistics and related disciplines, and by communities at risk of losing their heritage.
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Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction
Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication.
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Introducing Sociolinguistics
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Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity
Superdiversity has rendered places, groups and practices complex and the usual tools of analysis need rethinking. Using an innovative approach to linguistic landscaping, the author investigates his own neighbourhood from a complexity perspective and demonstrates how multilingual signs can be read as chronicles documenting the histories of a place.
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Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City
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Language Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas: In honor of John V. Singler
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Language and Gender
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Language Management
This book develops a theory of language management based on research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government. A model is developed that makes sense of the various forces involved in managing language, and clarifies why it is such a difficult enterprise.
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Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses
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Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: An Introduction through Narratives
This textbook introduces the reader to concepts of sociocultural theory, through a series of narratives illuminating key concepts of the theory. This 2nd edition references recent studies that provide important instances of Vygotskian sociocultural theory in second language education and research, as well as questions for collaborative discussion.
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Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy, Second Edition
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Mehrheiten - Minderheiten: Sprachliche Und Kulturelle Identitaeten Der Slavia Im Wandel Der Zeit
Das Buch diskutiert aktuelle Ansatze im Bereich der slavischen Forschung zu Mehr- und Minderheiten. Im Fokus stehen damit verbundene theoretische und methodologische Probleme, aber auch Beispiele aus der Geschichte und Gegenwart slavischer Sprachgemeinschaften.
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Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader
Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology, and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice.
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Sociolinguistics of Globalization
Human language has changed in the age of globalization: no longer tied to stable and resident communities, it moves across the globe, and it changes in the process. In this book Jan Blommaert constructs a theory of changing language in a changing society.
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics
This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.
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Negotiating Englishes and English-speaking Identities: A study of youth learning English in Italy
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Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East: Getting the Message Across
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Language of Humor: An Introduction
This book explores how humor can be explained, in order to aid communication. Accessible to a wide readership of not only students and teachers of language and linguistics, but also those in related disciplines to which the understanding and use of humor is relevant, such as literature, psychology, anthropology, and the performing arts.
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Explain Me This: Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions
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Exploring Politeness in Business Emails: A Mixed-Methods Analysis
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Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
The linguistic study of storytelling in everyday life has been rapidly expanding. This book provides a critical engagement with this field of narrative studies, addressing long-standing questions such as definitions of narrative and views of narrative structure but also more recent preoccupations such as narrative discourse and narrative language.
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Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction
This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as language variation, language attitudes, and the relationship between language and identity.
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Language and Gender
The new edition of this introductory textbook has been updated and restructured to emphasise the deep, yet constantly changing relationship between gender and language use. It covers the full breadth of the course, including sexuality and non-normative sexual and gender identities.
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CALL for Mobility
The book investigates various aspects of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that address the challenges arising due to increasing learner and teacher mobility. It deals with two broad areas, i.e. mobile technology for teacher and translator education and technology for mobile language learning, and provides research on classroom practice.
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Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English: A Study with German and French University Students in an English as a Lingua Franca Setting
This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. A quantitative speech data analysis of eight phonetic features describes the German and French speakers' accents, while a qualitative analysis of introspective interview data exhibits how they differ in terms of identity.
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Women Talk More Than Men: ... And Other Myths about Language Explained
This textbook explores popular questions about language. Do women talk more than men? Does texting make us stupid? Accessibly written and drawing on real experiments, it trains students to become informed consumers of social science research. A broad range of topics makes the book appropriate for non-technical introductory linguistics courses.
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Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis
Camelia Suleiman delves into these tensions and contradictions, exploring how language policy and language choice both reflect and challenge political identities of Arabs and Israelis.
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Food and Language: Discourses and Foodways across Cultures
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Literacy Lives in Transcultural Times