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This detailed textbook critically examines methods used in sociolinguistic studies, including the ways in which the categories of age, gender, ethnicity and social class have been employed to chart language variation. It discusses the nature of data and encourages students to examine evidence with a more critical eye.
|Publication date:||14th August 2009|
|Categories:||Sociolinguistics, Social research & statistics,|
RONALD MACAULAY K. S. is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, USA. He is the author of Language, Social Class and Education (1997), Locating Dialect in Discourse (1991), Standards and Variation in Urban Speech (1997), Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse (2005), Extremely Common Eloquence (2005) and The Social Art (2006).More About Ronald Macaulay