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.
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Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft

Author: Thomas Berg

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825238709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 4145

Diese neuartige Einführung in die anglistische Sprachwissenschaft beginnt mit einem längeren allgemeinen Teil, in dem die grundlegenden Fragen gestellt werden. Ihre Klärung schafft die Voraussetzung für das Verständnis der Funktion und Struktur einer jeden Einzelsprache. Auf dieser Grundlage erfolgt eine detaillierte Analyse des Englischen. Es wird gezeigt, dass es Baupläne gibt, die dem Englischen als Ganzes zugrunde liegen. Im Stil des entdeckenden Lernens werden Hypothesen entwickelt und nachvollziehbar gemacht.
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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: 814

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
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Introducing Sociolinguistics

Author: Miriam Meyerhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429018770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 4842

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.
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Diskursmarker, Konnektoren, Modalwörter

Author: Waltraud Weidenbusch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3823365444

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 3551

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Durkheim and the Internet

On Sociolinguistics and the Sociological Imagination

Author: Jan Blommaert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350055212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 8184

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.
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Irish Traveller Language

An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration

Author: Maria Rieder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 8623

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.
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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: 8388

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.
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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

View: 8513

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Variationist Sociolinguistics

Change, Observation, Interpretation

Author: Sali A. Tagliamonte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 9371

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
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The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader

Author: Miriam Meyerhoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415469562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

View: 5134

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
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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: 1907

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."
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Verbale Kommunikation in der Stadt

Author: Iwar Werlen

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag


Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 316

View: 1618

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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: 7449

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.
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The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education

Author: A. Archakis,V. Tsakona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 8538

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.
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Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

Author: Ceil Lucas

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

View: 4511

The book's strenght is in its rigorous research standards. Strongly recommended. -- CHOICEA valuable resource and a rare, qualitative presentation. -- Academic Library Book ReviewThe first volume in the new Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series presents a rich collection of essays on fingerspelling in Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) in Quebec, Canada; language used by a Navajo family with deaf children; language, policy, classroom practice, and multiculturalism in deaf education; aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) and Filipino sign language discourse; and the role of rhetorical language in Deaf social movements. Contributors are Dominique Machabee, Arlene Blumenthal-Kelly, Jeffrey Davis, Melanie Met-ger, Samuel Supalla, Barbara Gerner de Garcia, Liza B. Martinez, Kathy Jankowski, and also Ceil Lucas. Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities affords an invaluable opportunity to assess up-to-date information on sign language linguistics worldwide and its impact on policy and planning in education, interaction with spoken languages, interpreting, and the issues of empowerment.
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Sprache und Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865721235


Page: 256

View: 6572

Noam Chomsky, der weltbekannte Sprachtheoretiker und streitbare Gesellschaftskritiker wurde am 7. Dezember 1998 siebzig Jahre alt. Zu diesem Anlass hat der Philo Verlag einen Gratulationsband herausgebracht, der das Spannungsfeld von Chomskys Denken zwischen Sprache und Politik anhand seiner eigenen Arbeiten ausloten will. Der Band umfast exemplarische und bisher nicht übersetzte Arbeiten Chomskys von Ende der 60er Jahre bis heute (u.a. den berühmten Aufsatz "Some tasks for the left" von 1969). Damit wird die Vielfalt und der Antrieb seines Denkens auch all jenen zugänglich gemacht, die den Linguisten, aber nicht den politischen Philosophen, den libertären Sozialisten, aber nicht den scharfsinnigen Analytiker abendländischer Staatsmacht kennen. Der Autor: Noam Chomsky, geb. 1928; Professor für Linguistik und Philosophie am Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Begründer der generativen Transformationsgrammatik. Neben sprachwissenschaftlichen Problemen setzt sich Chomsky immer wieder kritisch mit aktuellen wirtschafts- und medienpolitischen Fragestellungen auseinander. 1998 erschien von Noam Chomsky bei Philo "Haben und Nichthaben"
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1918 - Die Welt im Fieber

Wie die Spanische Grippe die Gesellschaft veränderte

Author: Laura Spinney

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259589

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1009

Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.
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The Sociolinguistics Reader: Multilingualism and variation

Author: Peter Trudgill,Jenny Cheshire

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340652077

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 296

View: 904

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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