Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Sociolinguistics Reader

Author: Nikolas Coupland,Adam Jaworski

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403944153

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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Fully updated and expanded for the second edition, this core textbook provides rigorous coverage of the key themes and debates at the cutting edge of sociolinguistics research and brings together many of the most influential scholars in the field. Comprising six distinctive parts and almost fifty individual chapters, it introduces students to a wealth of issues in sociolinguistics, including refashioning linguistic identities, code-switching, language rights and the social functions of small talk. Chapters are richly illustrated with examples and informed by the latest scholarly debates. This is an essential companion for all undergraduates and postgraduates involved in the study of sociolinguistics. It will be an ideal resource for lecturers teaching modules on topics such as language variation, language and gender, language attitudes and multilingualism.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

Methods and Applications

Author: Christine Mallinson,Becky Childs,Gerard Van Herk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136485996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 9975

This edited volume provides up-to-date, succinct, relevant, and informative discussion about methods of data collection in sociolinguistic research. It covers the main areas of research design, conducting research, and sharing data findings with longer chapters and shorter vignettes written by a range of top sociolinguists, both veteran and emerging scholars. Here is the one-stop, go-to guide for the numerous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods that are used in sociolinguistic research, ensuring that Data Collection in Sociolinguistics will be not only useful in the classroom but also as a reference tool for active researchers. For more information, visit
Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Sociolinguistics

Author: Miriam Meyerhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429018770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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This third edition of Miriam Meyerhoff’s highly successful textbook provides a solid, up-to-date appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field and covers foundation issues, recent advances and current debates. It presents familiar or classic data in new ways, and supplements the familiar with fresh examples from a wide range of languages and social settings. It clearly explains the patterns and systems that underlie language variation in use, as well as the ways in which alternations between different language varieties index personal style, social power and national identity. New features of the third edition: Every chapter has been revised and updated with current research in the field, including material on sexuality, polylanguaging and lifespan change; Additional Connections with theory and Facts: No, really? are included throughout; Data from sign languages, historical linguistics and Asia-Pacific sociolinguistics have been revised and expanded; A brand new companion website featuring more examples and exercises can be found at Chapters include exercises that enable readers to engage critically with the text, break-out boxes making connections between sociolinguistics and linguistic or social theory, and brief, lively add-ons guaranteed to make the book a memorable and enjoyable read. With a full glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, this text gives students all the tools they need for an excellent command of sociolinguistics. It can also be used in conjunction with The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader, Doing Sociolinguistics and the online resources shared by all three books.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Durkheim and the Internet

On Sociolinguistics and the Sociological Imagination

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350055212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Sociolinguistic evidence is an undervalued resource for social theory. In this book, Jan Blommaert uses contemporary sociolinguistic insights to develop a new sociological imagination, exploring how we construct and operate in online spaces, and what the implications of this are for offline social practice. Taking Émile Durkheim's concept of the 'social fact' (social behaviours that we all undertake under the influence of the society we live in) as the point of departure, he first demonstrates how the facts of language and social interaction can be used as conclusive refutations of individualistic theories of society such as 'Rational Choice'. Next, he engages with theorizing the post-Durkheimian social world in which we currently live. This new social world operates 'offline' as well as 'online' and is characterized by 'vernacular globalization', Arjun Appadurai's term to summarise the ways that larger processes of modernity are locally performed through new electronic media. Blommaert extrapolates from this rich concept to consider how our communication practices might offer a template for thinking about how we operate socially. Above all, he explores the relationship between sociolinguistics and social practice In Durkheim and the Internet, Blommaert proposes new theories of social norms, social action, identity, social groups, integration, social structure and power, all of them animated by a deep understanding of language and social interaction. In drawing on Durkheim and other classical sociologists including Simmel and Goffman, this book is relevant to students and researchers working in sociolinguistics as well as offering a wealth of new insights to scholars in the fields of digital and online communications, social media, sociology, and digital anthropology.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Irish Traveller Language

An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration

Author: Maria Rieder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 2991

This book explores the Irish Traveller community through an ethnographic and folk linguistic lens. It sheds new light on Irish Traveller language, commonly referred to as Gammon or Cant, an integral part of the community’s cultural heritage that has long been viewed as a form of secret code. The author addresses Travellers’ metalinguistic and ideological reflections on their language use, providing deep insights into the culture and values of community members, and into their perceived social reality in wider society. In doing so, she demonstrates that its interrelationship with other cultural elements means that the language is in a constant flux, and by analysing speakers’ experiences of language in action, provides a dynamic view of language use. The book takes the reader on a journey through oral history, language naming practices, ideologies of languageness and structure, descriptions of language use and contexts, negotiations of the ‘authentic’ Cant, and Cant as ‘identity’. Based on a two-year ethnographic fieldwork project in a Traveller Training Centre in the West of Ireland, this book will appeal to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, language in society, language ideology, folk linguistics, minority communities and languages, and cultural and linguistic anthropology.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Variationist Sociolinguistics

Change, Observation, Interpretation

Author: Sali A. Tagliamonte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 1231

Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate level examination of Language Variation and Change, the branch of sociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken and written language. Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history, developments, and methodologies of variationist sociolinguistics Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areas not usually covered in introductory texts, e.g. the phonological, morpho-syntactic, discourse/pragmatic Outlines comparative sociolinguistic approach, data collection, methodological issues; and addresses state-of-the-art contemporary quantitative methods and statistical practice Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level to facilitate student learning Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogical features, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension, extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, the opportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-before published data set, and Notes and Tips that offer insight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materials and answers to the exercises are available at
Comparative linguistics

Im Spiegel der Sprache

warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406606892

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 320

View: 8273

"Ich spreche Spanisch zu Gott, Italienisch zu den Frauen, Französisch zu den Männern und Deutsch zu meinem Pferd.' Die scherzhafte Vermutung Karls V., dass verschiedene Sprachen nicht in allen Situationen gleich gut zu gebrauchen sind, findet wohl auch heute noch breite Zustimmung. Doch ist sie aus sprachwissenschaftlicher Sicht haltbar? Sind alle Sprachen gleich komplex, oder ist Sprache ein Spiegel ihrer kulturellen Umgebung - sprechen 'primitive' Völker 'primitive' Sprachen? Und inwieweit sieht die Welt, wenn sie 'durch die Brille' einer anderen Sprache gesehen wird, anders aus? Das neue Buch des renommierten Linguisten Guy Deutscher ist eine sagenhafte Tour durch Länder, Zeiten und Sprachen. Auf seiner Reise zu den aktuellsten Ergebnissen der Sprachforschung geht Guy Deutscher mit Captain Cook auf Känguruh-Jagd, prüft mit William Gladstone die vermeintliche Farbblindheit der Griechen zur Zeit Homers und verfolgt Rudolf Virchow in Carl Hagenbecks Zoo auf dem Kurfürstendamm im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mitreisende werden nicht nur mit einer glänzend unterhaltsamen Übersicht der Sprachforschung, mit humorvollen Highlights, unerwarteten Wendungen und klugen Antworten belohnt. Sie vermeiden auch einen Kardinalfehler, dem Philologen, Anthropologen und - wer hätte das gedacht - auch Naturwissenschaftler allzu lange aufgesessen sind: die Macht der Kultur zu unterschätzen." -- Publisher's website.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader

Author: Miriam Meyerhoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415469562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

View: 5877

Both a companion to Introducing Sociolinguistics, Miriam Meyerhoff's bestselling textbook, and a stand-alone Reader in sociolinguistics, this collection includes classic foundational readings and more recent innovative articles. Intended to be highly user-friendly, The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader includes substantial section introductions, further reading, a reader's guide on how to use the book and an introductory chapter providing advice on how to undertake qualitative and quantitative research. This introduction is supplemented by exercises focussing on data handling and collection. The Reader is divided into six sections and each section is thematically organised. Each reading is accessible to beginning students of sociolinguistics but the entire selection is assembled to also help advanced students focus on themes, principles and concepts that cut across different researchers' work. Beginning and advanced students are supported by Content Questions to assist understanding of essential features in the readings, and Concept Questions which help advanced students make connections across readings, apply theory to data, and critically engage with the readings. A companion website supports and connects the Reader and textbook with structured exercises, links to associated websites and video examples, plus an online glossary. The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader is essential reading for students on courses in sociolinguistics, language and society, and language and variation. Authors: Allan Bell ? Jennifer Hay ? Stefanie Jannedy ? Norma Mendoza-Denton ? Qing Zhang ? John Laver ? Sachiko Ide ? Dennis R. Preston ? Thomas Purnell ? William Idsardi ? John Baugh ? Gibson Ferguson ? Isabelle Buchstaller ? Jinny K. Choi ? Don Kulick ? Christopher Stroud ? Jan-Peter Blom ? John J. Gumperz ? David Britain ? Monica Heller ? Ben Rampton ? Miriam Meyerhoff ? Nancy Niedzielski ? William Labov ? Rika Ito ? Sali Tagliamonte ? Gillian Sankoff ? Hélène Blondeau ? Peter Trudgill ? Richard Cameron ? Lesley Milroy ? James Milroy ? Paul Kerswill ? Ann Williams ? Terttu Nevalainen ? Penelope Eckert ? Janet Holmes ? Stephanie Schnurr ? Niloofar Haeri ? Elinor Ochs ? Scott Fabius Kiesling ? Rusty Barrett Miriam Meyerhoff is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Erik Schleef is lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester, UK. Go to for online resources supporting The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader and Introducing Sociolinguistics (Meyerhoff 2011) ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
Language Arts & Disciplines


an international handbook of the science of language and society

Author: Ulrich Ammon,Norbert Dittmar,Klaus Mattheier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1912

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Zur Sozialen Bedeutung Sprachlicher Variation

Author: Lieselotte Anderwald,Jarich Hoekstra

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631679036


Page: 232

View: 3978

Die Beitrage wenden die Konzepte Enregisterment, Kommodifizierung, geordnete Indexikalitat und Linguistic Landscapes auf verschiedene sprachliche Gegebenheiten an. Die zehn Beitrage beschaftigen sich mit Englisch, Deutsch, Norwegisch, Franzosisch und Spanisch und zeigen die soziale Bedeutung von sprachlicher Variation auf.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education

Author: John E. Petrovic

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 536

This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space between 'linguistics of community' and 'linguistics of contact' in a way that balances individual autonomy and group recognition while not reifying 'language'. Drawing on the importance of the language/identity link, the author distinguishes between language negative liberalism and language positive liberalism, arguing against the former. This distinction orients consideration of increasingly specific language policy issues, such as official languages, language rights, bilingual education, and uses of language varieties within classrooms.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education

Author: A. Archakis,V. Tsakona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 9055

Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this study proposes an analytical model focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories. This model is further exploited in language teaching to cultivate students' cultural sensitivity and critical literacy.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities

Author: Adam C. Schembri,Ceil Lucas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107051940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

View: 4475

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the main areas of the sociolinguistics of sign languages.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Tourism Discourse

Language and Global Mobility

Author: Crispin Thurlow

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 1523

Tourism Discourse offers new insights into the role of spoken, written and visual discourse in representating and producing tourism as a global cultural industry. With a view to the interplay between the symbolic and economic orders of global mobility, the book is grounded in empirically-based studies of key tourism genres.
Language Arts & Disciplines


Theoretical Debates

Author: Nikolas Coupland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107062284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 471

View: 1030

An indispensable guide to the newest and most searching ideas about language in society.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Portugiesisch und Kabuverdianu in Kontakt

Muster des Code-switching und lexikalische Innovationen in Raptexten aus Lissabon

Author: Christina Märzhäuser

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631610831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

View: 8134

Bilinguale RapkunstlerInnen aus Lissabon stehen im Zentrum dieser empirischen Studie zum Sprachkontakt zwischen Portugiesisch und kapverdischem Kreol (Kabuverdianu). Die Untersuchung von Sprachwahl, Code-switching und lexikalischen Innovationen stutzt sich auf ein Korpus von Raptexten sowie Interviews und schriftliche Befragungen der MCs. Die Studie entwickelt ein Analysekonzept zu sprachlichen Alternanzen in Songtexten, hinterfragt Prozesse bilingualer Sprachproduktion und schlagt eine Brucke zwischen der Analyse von Raptexten und der Beschreibung (sub-)urbaner, jugendsprachlicher Varietaten. Sie schliesst eine romanistische Forschungslucke im Bereich des Rap in Portugal, sowohl zum Hip Hop Tuga als auch zur Stromung des Rap Kriolu."
Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy in Higher Education

The Case of Medium-Sized Languages

Author: F. Xavier Vila Moreno,Vanessa Bretxa

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 5443

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can – or could – be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.