An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Janet Holmes,Nick Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 9739

In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book explains basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout using key concepts and examples to guide the reader through this fascinating area, including: a new chapter on identity that reflects the latest research; a brand new companion website which is fully cross-referenced within this book, and which includes and video and audio materials, interactive activities and links to useful websites; updated and revised examples and exercises which include new material from Tanzania, Wales, Paraguay and Timor-Leste; fully updated further reading and references sections. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics is the essential introductory text for all students of sociolinguistics and a splendid point of reference for students of English language studies, linguistics and applied linguistics.

An Introduction to Child Language Development

Author: Susan H.Foster- Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 1780

This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about what children say and understand, and it advocates a combination of both `rationalist' and more 'empiricist' traditions. In fact, the author overtly argues that different traditions provide different pieces of the picture, and that taking any single approach is unlikely to lead to productive understanding. Susan Foster-Cohen explores a range of issues, including the nature of prelinguistic communication and its possible relationship to linguistic development; early stages of language development and how they can be viewed in the light of later developments; the nature and role of children's experience with the language(s) around them; variations in language development due to both pathological and non-pathological differences between children, and (in the latter case) between the languages they learn; later oral language development; and literacy. The approach is distinctly psycholinguistic and linguistic rather than sociolinguistic, although there is significant treatment of issues which intersect with more sociolinguistic concerns (e.g. literacy, language play, and bilingualism). There are exercises and discussion questions throughout, designed to reinforce the ideas being presented, as well as to offer the student the opportunity to think beyond the text to ideas at the cutting edge of research. The accessible presentation of key issues will appeal to the intended undergraduate readership, and will be of interest to those taking courses in language development, linguistics, developmental psychology, educational linguistics, and speech pathology. The book will also serve as a useful introduction to students wishing to pursue post-graduate courses which deal with child language development.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Society and Identity

Author: Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441100288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

View: 978

This unique work analyzes the crisis in modern society, building on the ideas of the Frankfurt School thinkers. Emphasizing social evolution and learning processes, it argues that crisis is mediated by social class conflicts and collective learning, the results of which are embodied in constitutional and public law. First, the work outlines a new categorical framework of critical theory in which it is conceived as a theory of crisis. It shows that the Marxist focus on economy and on class struggle is too narrow to deal with the range of social conflicts within modern society, and posits that a crisis of legitimization is at the core of all crises. It then discusses the dialectic of revolutionary and evolutionary developmental processes of modern society and its legal system. This volume in the Critical Theory and Contemporary Society by a leading scholar in the field provides a new approach to critical theory that will appeal to anyone studying political sociology, political theory, and law.

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Martin Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136010300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 8535

In this third edition of the bestselling classic textbook, Martin Montgomery explores the key connections between language and social life. Guiding the student through discussions on child language, accent and dialect, social class and gender, as well as a number of other topics, Montgomery provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the function of language in modern society. This third edition includes: new sections on dialect levelling and estuary English; hip-hop and rapping as anti-language and ‘crossing’ between Creole, Panjabi and South Asian English new material on the Gulf War and the 'War on Terror' discussions on language in internet usage and new technologies updated examples and references. With detailed suggestions for further reading and practical work for each chapter, An Introduction to Language and Society is the ideal resource for students and teachers of Communication Studies and Language Studies.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 1214

Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.

An Introduction to the Study of Language

Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 1224

This is a fac simile edition of Bloomfield's An Introduction to the Study of Language (New York 1914), with an introductory article by Joseph S. Kess. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was responsible for two classic textbooks in the field of linguistics. The earlier, reproduced here, shows some striking differences to his later views, reflecting much of the then-current thinking on language matters. As such, it represents not only an interesting commentary on the theoretical development of an extremely influential linguist, but more importantly, it is a telling document in the evolving history of the discipline and a rich source for the (psycho)linguist interested in how and why we got from where we were to where we are.

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Author: CHACÓN BELTRÁN Rubén

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 8436267893

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 219

View: 4060

La presente obra ha sido concebida como manual para la asignatura de Sociolingüística de la Lengua Inglesa prestando especial atención a las características particulares de los alumnos que estudian en la UNED. De hecho, este material promueve una aproximación a la sociolingüística inglesa desde una perspectiva de trabajo autónomo, y en gran medida autodidacta, apoyándose en la lectura de una selección de fragmentos tomados de obras representativas para este campo de estudio. Este libro es una obra introductoria a la sociolingüística con especial atención a los países de habla inglesa. Así, abundan los ejemplos y referencias al estudio de esta disciplina en relación con la lengua inglesa, y frecuentemente se describen situaciones particulares en países de todo el mundo donde se usa el inglés como medio de comunicación. El objetivo primordial de este manual es proveer al estudiante de los principios sociolingüísticos básicos y las líneas de investigación más representativas que le permitan reflexionar sobre numerosas situaciones de interacción humana en las que la sociolingüística juega un papel destacado. Finalmente, se espera que al finalizar la lectura y estudio de este libro, el lector haya desarrollado el grado de sensibilidad necesario para percibir la presencia de rasgos sociolingüísticos en su interacción oral y escrita con otros hablantes de inglés.

Fachdidaktik Englisch

Tradition - Innovation - Praxis. E-Book

Author: Frank Haß

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 3129090185

Category: Education

Page: 420

View: 6200

Das grundlegende Standardwerk in der Aus- und Fortbildung von Englischlehrkräften, in zweiter, vollständig überarbeiteter und erweiterter Auflage: Umfassend Von den Grundlagen der Fachdidaktik, über Ziele, Inhalte und Methoden des Englischunterrichts bis zur Bewertung von Schülerleistungen Praxisorientiert • Für die ersten Schritte im Englischunterricht sowie im Studium und Referendariat • Impulse, Tipps und Materialien für erfahrene Kolleginnen und Kollegen Wissenschaftlich fundiert und aktuell • Fachwissenschaftliche Zusammenhänge leicht verständlich und klar dargestellt • Berücksichtigt aktuelle Lehrwerke, Lehrpläne, Standards und den Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen Online-Extra Mit zahlreichen Unterrichtsbeispielen, adaptierbaren Arbeitsblättern – fortlaufend aktualisiert

For the Love of Language

An Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Kate Burridge,Tonya N. Stebbins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316441148

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1987

Language is essential to human life, both as a basic social necessity and also as a powerful and complex social resource. For the Love of Language: An Introduction to Linguistics offers a comprehensive introduction to the workings of language and the role of linguistics in investigating its fundamental design. This thorough and engaging investigation into language and linguistics covers topics including: • strategies for learning about how language works • using linguistics to address real-world problems • the structure and meaning of words • the systems that organise language • changes to language over time • how language is used in written and spoken communication • the links between language, the mind and the world. Written by authors with extensive academic experience in the field of linguistics and including examples from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to engage the reader, For the Love of Language is a lively yet comprehensive resource for undergraduate students in foundation linguistics.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Author: Ralph W. Fasold,Jeff Connor-Linton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131606185X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2969

A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second language learning. Extensively classroom-tested, this second edition has been revised to further support student learning, with numerous new examples, exercises and textboxes to model and contextualise key concepts. Updated throughout to incorporate contemporary issues and events, it includes worked examples of phonological analyses and multiple examples of a variety of World Englishes. A rich collection of online resources completes the learning package.

Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice

An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics

Author: Ingrid Piller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190614064

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 6355

Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization. Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination. Domains critical to social justice include employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies. Inequalities exist not only between individuals and groups within a state but also between states. Therefore, the book also explores the role of linguistic diversity in global injustice with a particular focus on the spread of English as a global language. While much of the analysis in this book focuses on language as a means of exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage, the concluding chapter asks what the content of linguistic justice might be.

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: 8765

"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.

The Stories of Linguistics

An Introduction to Language Study Past and Present

Author: Kim Ballard

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137095636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 7007

What is the nature of human language? How did it originate? How did it come to be so diverse and what are the connections between the thousands of global languages? How do we learn language? Stories of Linguistics explores the people, ideas and events that have shaped linguistic thought and research for more than two thousand years.

The Sounds of Language

An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Author: Elizabeth C. Zsiga

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118340604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 4744

The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at www.wiley.com/go/zsiga, including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links to further resources such as sound files, video files, and useful websites Creates opportunities for students to practice data analysis and hypothesis testing Integrates data on sociolinguistic variation, first language acquisition, and second language learning Explores diverse topics ranging from the practical, such as how to make good digital recordings, make a palatogram, solve a phoneme/allophone problem, or read a spectrogram; to the theoretical, including the role of markedness in linguistic theory, the necessity of abstraction, features and formal notation, issues in speech perception as distinct from hearing, and modelling sociolinguistic and other variations Organized specifically to fit the needs of undergraduate students of phonetics and phonology, and is structured in a way which enables instructors to use the text both for a single semester phonetics and phonology course or for a two-course sequence

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484343

Category: Education

Page: 484

View: 8216

This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Diversity and Rights in Care

Author: Neil Moonie,Anne Bates,Dee Spencer-Perkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401269

Category: Social service

Page: 246

View: 7044

Diversity and Rights in Care is unique in taking a narrative approach to diversity, identity and human rights - and in applying this to professional practice in social care. Diversity and Rights offers:

Sprache und ihre Struktur

Author: Ronald W. Langacker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111358917

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 3673

Die Buchreihe Konzepte der Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft gibt Aufschluss über Prinzipien, Probleme und Verfahrensweisen philologischer Forschung im weitesten Sinne und dient einer Bestimmung des Standorts der Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft. Die Reihe übergreift Einzelsprachen und Einzelliteraturen. Sie stellt sich in den Dienst der Reflexion und Grundlegung einer allgemeinen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. Die Bände sind zum Teil informierende Einführungen, zum Teil wissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge.