Clearly written by a leading authority in the field, this glossary provides full coverage of both traditional and contemporary terminology. A central topic within modern linguistics, sociolinguistics deals with human communication and the use Home /; A Glossary of Sociolinguistics Peter Trudgill. A Glossary of Sociolinguistics by Peter Trudgill, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Most differences between male and female speech are quantitatively revealed tendencies rather than absolute differences. And it is sociolinguisttics a language rather than a dialect because, since it is not related historically to any other European languages, it is completely different in its grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation from the neighbouring languages, French and Spanish; dialect contact Contact between linguistic varieties which results from communication between speakers of different but mutually intelligible dialects, often involving accommodation.

A Glossary of Sociolinguistics Peter Trudgill. The definitions are clear, concise and complete, and many examples are provided. It is clearly a single language, because its dialects are similar. This term is in most usages misleading, in that it suggests that there may be communities where male and female speakers use radically different varieties.


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This handy-size reference book contains all of the terms likely to be encountered in a semester’s study of sociolinguistics.

Additional maps and diagrams complement the text. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Write a customer review. It signifies the dramatic growth of sociolinguistics over the past several years and the level of interest it now attracts The American linguist William Labov is the leading figure in this field and pioneered work of this type, notably in his publication, The Social Stratification of English in New York City; mutual intelligibility The extent to which speakers of one variety are able to understand speakers of another variety.

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Clearly written by a leading authority in the field, this glossary provides trkdgill coverage of both trudggill and contemporary terminology, including the relatively new areas within sociolinguistics of sign language, gay language, and cross-cultural communication.

This alphabetic guide introduces popular terms used in the study of language and society. Varieties which are undergoing language shift or language death have less vitality than other language varieties. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


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