Sociolinguistics: An Introduction To Language And Society, Fourth Edition

Paperback | August 1, 2001

byPeter Trudgill

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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.

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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on exampl...

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The way we talk is deeply influenced by our class, sex and ethnic background. It can also have a profound effect on how we are perceived by others. In this fully updated new edition of a classic text, Peter Trudgill explores the evidence - and the huge implications for social and educational policy.Why do men swear more than women? How...

Peter Trudgill is currently Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is the author of: English Accents and Dialects (with Arthur Hughes); International English (with Jean Hannah); Applied Sociolinguistics; Language in the British Isles; The Dialects of England; The Sociolinguistics Reader (with Je...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140289216

ISBN - 13:9780140289213

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps and Tables
Acknowledgments
Phonetic Symbols
1. Sociolinguistics—Language and Society
2. Language and Social Class
3. Language and Ethnic Group
4. Language and Sex
5. Language and Context
6. Language and Social Interaction
7. Language and Nation
8. Language and Geography
9. Language and Humanity
Annotated Bibliography and Further Reading
Index