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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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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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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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Plebeian Prose
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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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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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Geordie-English Glossary
Geordie-English Glossary
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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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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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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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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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Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
"Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics... Observer*Does language reflect the culture of a society? A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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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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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States
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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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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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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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Choosing a Mother Tongue: The Politics of Language and Identity in Ukraine
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Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses
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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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Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education
This book addresses how the new linguistic concept of 'Translanguaging' has contributed to our understandings of language, bilingualism and education, with potential to transform not only semiotic systems and speaker subjectivities, but also social structures.
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Introducing Sociolinguistics
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Explain Me This: Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions
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Language and Gender
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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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Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy, Second Edition
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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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Study Abroad, Second Language Acquisition and Interculturality
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Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City
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Introducing Sociolinguistics
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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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Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment
Where accounts of the relation between language and mind often rest on the concept of representation, Brandom sets out an approach based on inference, and on a conception of certain kinds of implicit assessment that become explicit in language. It is the first attempt to work out a detailed theory rendering linguistic meaning in terms of use.
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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: 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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Women, Men and Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language
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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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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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Gaelic Guerrilla: John Angus Mackay - How He Won the Gaelic Television and Much Much More
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Exploring Politeness in Business Emails: A Mixed-Methods Analysis
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Arabic Sociolinguistics
The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language change and language policies in relation to Arabic.
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English Around the World: An Introduction
A lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, describing varieties used in a wide range of countries worldwide, and setting them within their historical and social contexts. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introductory text.
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Sociolinguistics of Writing
Introduces an area that is growing in importance within sociolinguistics, illustrating and challenging the 'great divide' between speech and writing. This book brings the study of writing to the heart of sociolinguistic inquiry.
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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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Language and Power