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Languages and Dialects in the U.S.: Focus on Diversity and Linguistics

by Marianna Di Paolo & Arthur K. Spears

Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen...


Amy, Wendy, and Beth: Learning Language in South Baltimore

by Peggy J. Miller

Amy, Wendy, and Beth, the 1980 recipient of the New York Academy of Sciences Edward Sapir Award, is a lively in-depth study of how three young children from an urban working-class community learned language...


Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics: A Guide for Students

by Eric Friginal & Jack Hardy

In the last decade, the availability of corpora and the technological advancements of corpus tools have increased dramatically. Applied linguists have greater access to data from around the world and in a variety...


Introduccin a la sociolingüstica hispnica

by Manuel Diaz-Campos

Introducción a la Sociolingüística Hispánica es un libro de texto imprescindible para los estudiantes de pregrado que cursan sociolingüística hispánica. Cada capítulo está redactado en un lenguaje sencillo...


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

by Janet Holmes

Examining the way people use language in different social contexts provides a wealth of information about the way language works, as well as about the social relationships in a community.  An Introduction to...


The Banned List

by John Rentoul

A manifesto for clear writing and an indictment of the damage done to the English language by the use of jargon John Rentoul examines how poor writing and a reliance on jargon have damaged our ability to communicate...


Quotatives: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications

by Isabelle Buchstaller

Quotatives considers the phenomenon “quotation” from a wealth of perspectives. It consolidates findings from different strands of research, combining formal and functional approaches for the definition of...


The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why

by Jabari Asim

The debate over the N word touches almost every aspect of American popular culture. Does it ever have an appropriate place in the media? Are rappers justified in using it? Should Huckleberry Finn, which repeats...


Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide

by Janet Holmes & Kirk Hazen

This single-volume guide equips students of sociolinguistics with a full set of methodological tools including data collection and analysis techniques, explained in clear and accessible terms by leading experts....


Urban Schools and English Language Education in Late Modern China: A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography

by Miguel Pérez-Milans

This book explores the meaning of modernization in contemporary Chinese education. It examines the implications of the implementation of reforms in English language education for experimental-urban schools in...


The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

by J. K. Chambers & Natalie Schilling

Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative...


Palestinian-Israeli Contact and Linguistic Practices

by Nancy Hawker

Offering insight into linguistic practices resulting from different kinds of Palestinian-Israeli contact, this book examines a specific conceptualisation of the link between the political and economic contexts...


Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications

by Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs & Gerard Van Herk

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,...


Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse

by Ruth Wodak

This volume offers a comparative survey of European Far Right parties, examining in particular their changing political rhetoric.


Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text

by Ruth Wodak & John E. Richardson

This book focuses primarily on continuities and discontinuities of fascist politics as manifested in discourses of post-war European countries. Many traumatic pasts in Europe are linked to the experience of...


Language and Citizenship in Japan

by Nanette Gottlieb

The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: 'Japanese citizenship' means 'Japanese ethnicity,' which in turn means 'Japanese as one's first...


Language Ideologies and the Globalization of 'Standard' Spanish

by Darren, Dr Paffey

This book examines how language ideologies are manifested in newspaper media. Using the Spanish press as a case study it considers how media discourse both from and about the Real Academia Espa�ola constitutes...


Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

by Liza Bakewell

Why is the word madre, "mother," so complicated in Spanish—especially in Mexico? Leaping off the page with energy, insight, and attitude, Liza Bakewell's exploration of language is anything but "just semantics."...


Bilingual Pre-Teens: Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany

by Janet M. Fuller

This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant"...


Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis

by Tom Bartlett

In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards...