The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics by Robert BayleyThe Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics by Robert Bayley

The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

EditorRobert Bayley, Richard Cameron, Ceil Lucas

Paperback | January 15, 2015

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From its beginnings in the 1960s, sociolinguistics developed several different subfields with distinct methods and interests: the variationist tradition established by Labov, the anthropological tradition of Hymes, interactional sociolinguistics as developed by Gumperz, and the sociology oflanguage represented by the work of Fishman. All of these areas have seen a great deal of growth in recent decades, and recent studies have led to a more broadly inclusive view of sociolinguistics. Hence there is a need for a handbook that will survey the main areas of the field, point out thelacunae in our existing knowledge base, and provide directions for future research.The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics will differ from existing work in four major respects. First, it will emphasize new methodological developments, particularly the convergence of linguistic anthropology and variationist sociolinguistics. Second, it will include chapters on sociolinguisticdevelopments in areas of the world that have been relatively neglected in the major journals. Third, its chapters are written by contributors who have worked in a range of languages and whose work addresses sociolinguistic issues in bi- and multilingual contexts, i.e. the contexts in which amajority of the world's population lives. Finally, it will include substantial material on the rapidly growing study of sign language sociolinguistics.
Robert Bayley is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis. He has conducted research on variation in English, Spanish, Chinese, ASL, and Italian Sign Language as well as studies of language socialization in U.S. Latino communities. His publications include Language as Cultural Practice (with Sandra R. Schecter, 2...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of SociolinguisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:914 pages, 9.61 × 6.5 × 1.89 inPublished:January 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContributorsList of TablesList of Figures9780198731924: IntroductionPart I. Disciplinary Perspectives1. Robert Bayley: Variationist Sociolinguistics2. Janet Shibamotoe-Smith and Vineeta Chand: Linguistic Anthropology3. Christopher McAll: Doers and Makers: The Interwoven Stories of Sociology and the Study of Language4. Martin Reisigl: Critical Discourse Analysis5. Paul Seedhouse: Conversation Analysis6. Karen Watson-Gegeo and Matthew C. Bronson: The Intersections of Language Socialization and Sociolinguistics7. Brandon C. Loudermilk: Psycholinguistic Approaches8. Christine Mallinson and Tyler Kendall: Interdisciplinary ApproachesPart II. Methodologies and Approaches9. James A. Walker and Miriam Meyerhoff: Studies of the Community and the Individual10. Charlotte Gooskens: Experimental Methods for Measuring Intelligibility of Closely Related Language Varieties11. Kyle Gorman and Daniel Ezra Johnson: Quantitative Analysis12. Juliet Langman: Analyzing Qualitative Data: Mapping the Research Trajectory in Multilingual Contexts13. Gillian Sankoff: Longitudinal Studies14. Ceil Lucas: Methods for Studying Sign LanguagesPart III. Bilingualism and Language Contact15. Eric Russell Webb: Pidgins and Creoles16. Kim Potowski: Language Maintenance and Shift17. Martin Howard, Raymond Mougeon, and Jean-Marc Dewaele: Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition18. Li Wei: Codeswitching19. David Quinto-Pozos and Robert Adam: Sign Language ContactPart IV. Variation20. Maciej Baranowski: Sociophonetics21. Naomi Nagy: Phonology and Sociolinguistics22. Ruth King: Morphosyntactic Variation23. Richard Cameron and Scott Schwenter: Pragmatics and Sociolinguistic Variation24. Alexandra D'Arcy: Variation and Change25. Adam Schembri and Trevor Johnston: Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in Sign LanguagesPart V. Language Policy, Language Ideology, and Language Attitudes26. Thomas Ricento: Language Policy, Ideology, and Attitudes in English-Dominant Countries27. Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu: Language Policies and Language Attitudes in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Vernacularization28. Qing Zhang: Language Policy and Ideology: Greater China29. Vineeta Chand: Language Policies and Politics in South Asia30. Enrique Rainer Hamel: Language Policy and Ideology in Latin America31. Francois Grin: Language Policy, Ideology, and Attitudes in Western Europe32. Aneta Pavlenko: Language Management in the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Post-Soviet Countries33. Joseph Hill: Language Policy and Attitudes towards Sign LanguagesPart VI. Sociolinguistics, the Professions, and the Public Interest34. Gregory Matoesian: Language and Law35. Richard M. Frankel: Our Stories, Ourselves: Can the Culture of a Large Medical School Be Changed without Open Heart Surgery?36. Cynthia Roy and Melanie Metzger: Sociolinguistic Studies of Sign Language Interpreting37. Walt Wolfram: Language Awareness in Community Perspective: Obligation and Opportunity38. Suzanne Romaine: Linguistic and Ecological Diversity39. Lenore A. Grenoble: Language Revitalization40. Anne H. Charity Hudley: Linguistics and Social Activism

Editorial Reviews

"The...handbook benefits from the fact that all of the authors are outstanding scholars who are extremely well known in their respective areas of expertise... [G]raduate students who are interested in sociolinguistic studies are most likely to benefit from reading this handbook in itsentirety, because the editors have taken great care to account for a combination of theoretical and practical insights regarding studies of language in social contexts." --Language