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Sociolinguistics books

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Recently Published

Language Development across the Life Span The Impact of English on Education and Work in Iceland by Birna Arnbjornsdottir Language Development across the Life Span The Impact of English on Education and Work in Iceland

This book offers insights from a seven-year study into the impact of English as an International Language at a national level, from the effect of rich English input on a previously monolingual people's linguistic repertoire to its effect on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

What Is Sociolinguistics? by Gerard Van Herk What Is Sociolinguistics?

How is our language affected by our ethnicity, gender, and region? How are our conversations and other interactions structured? How does society view and regulate language? How do we use language to present ourselves to others? In this revised and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2017

English Usage Guides History, Advice, Attitudes by Ingrid (Professor of English Sociohistorical Linguistics, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics) Tieken-Boon van Ostade English Usage Guides History, Advice, Attitudes
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This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Chapters look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Cuban Spanish Dialectology Variation, Contact, and Change by Robert M. Hammond Cuban Spanish Dialectology Variation, Contact, and Change

The present volume covers these existing lacunae on Cuban Spanish dialectology by providing a state-of-the-art collection of articles from different theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas, including phonological and phonetic variation, morphosyntactic approaches, sociolinguistic perspectives, and the acquisition of Cuban Spanish...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Cuban Spanish Dialectology Variation, Contact, and Change by Robert M. Hammond Cuban Spanish Dialectology Variation, Contact, and Change

The present volume covers these existing lacunae on Cuban Spanish dialectology by providing a state-of-the-art collection of articles from different theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas, including phonological and phonetic variation, morphosyntactic approaches, sociolinguistic perspectives, and the acquisition of Cuban Spanish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age Viral Humour by Delia (University of Bologna, Italy) Chiaro The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age Viral Humour
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In this accessible book, Delia Chiaro provides a fresh overview of the language of jokes in a globalized and digitalized world. The book shows how, while on the one hand the lingua-cultural nuts and bolts of jokes have remained unchanged...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/11/2017

The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age Viral Humour by Delia (University of Bologna, Italy) Chiaro The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age Viral Humour
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In this accessible book, Delia Chiaro provides a fresh overview of the language of jokes in a globalized and digitalized world. The book shows how, while on the one hand the lingua-cultural nuts and bolts of jokes have remained unchanged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2017

African Youth Languages New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development by Ellen Hurst-Harosh African Youth Languages New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development

This book showcases current research on language in new media, the performing arts and music in Africa, emphasising the role that youth play in language change and development.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2017

Linguistic Justice Van Parijs and His Critics by David Robichaud Linguistic Justice Van Parijs and His Critics

The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2017

Discovering Sociolinguistics Theory and practical applications by Dick Smakman Discovering Sociolinguistics Theory and practical applications

Discovering Sociolinguistics introduces readers to the field of Sociolinguistics and hands them the tools to start their own sociolinguistic research project. The first two parts of the book present this broad field and the second two parts lay out the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2017

Queer, Latina/o and Bilingual A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography by Holly Cashman Queer, Latina/o and Bilingual A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography

In this book, Holly R. Cashman presents a sociolinguistic ethnography of gay and lesbian Latinas/os in Phoenix, Arizona, exploring the way that ethnic and sexual identities influence (and are influenced by) language practices. Queer, Latina/o and Bilingual questions the view...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Study Abroad and interculturality Perspectives and discourses by Claudia (University of Bologna, Italy) Borghetti Study Abroad and interculturality Perspectives and discourses
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Study abroad (SA) as a domain of inquiry in the field of Applied Linguistics has been approached from a variety of different perspectives. Although originally focused on measuring the impact of residence abroad on students' language development, in the last...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Language, Capitalism, Colonialism Toward a Critical History by Monica Heller, Bonnie S. McElhinny Language, Capitalism, Colonialism Toward a Critical History
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Language, Capitalism, Colonialism Toward a Critical History by Monica Heller, Bonnie S. McElhinny Language, Capitalism, Colonialism Toward a Critical History
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Providing an original approach to the study of language by linking it to the political and economic contexts of colonialism and capitalism, Heller and McElhinny reinterpret sociolinguistics for a twenty-first-century audience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Repairing the Broken Surface of Talk Managing Problems in Speaking, Hearing, and Understanding in Conversation by Gail Jefferson Repairing the Broken Surface of Talk Managing Problems in Speaking, Hearing, and Understanding in Conversation

This collection of studies by Gail Jefferson, one of the co-founders of the field of Conversation Analysis, represents a distinctive and sustained investigation of speakers correcting errors in their own and one another's speech. Combining rigorous technical analysis, methodological innovation,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

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The Sociolinguistics of Ethiopian Sign Language - A Study of Language Use and Attitudes by Eyasu Hailu Tamene The Sociolinguistics of Ethiopian Sign Language - A Study of Language Use and Attitudes

This is a groundbreaking study of Ethiopian Sign Language (EthSL) that examines EthSL use in various spaces and investigates the factors that impact attitudes toward this under-researched language.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Children's Play and Games Studies in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis by Carly W. Butler, Susan Danby Children's Play and Games Studies in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
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The first of its kind, this book offers ethnomethodological and conversation analytic studies of the social organization and situated local production of children's play and games. Departing from the approach common to educational practice, which asks what play might be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction by Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, Margret Selting Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction
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The first textbook dedicated to interactional linguistics, focusing on, and introducing, the linguistic analyses of conversational phenomena.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction by Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, Margret Selting Interactional Linguistics An Introduction to Language in Social Interaction
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The first textbook dedicated to interactional linguistics, focusing on, and introducing, the linguistic analyses of conversational phenomena.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Language Regard Methods, Variation and Change by James Stanford Language Regard Methods, Variation and Change

The first book of its kind to provide historical and state-of-the-art perspectives on language regard.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Borrowing Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar by Shana (Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa) Poplack Borrowing Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar
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Studies of bilingual behavior have been proliferating for decades, yet short shrift has been given to its major manifestation, the incorporation of words from one language into the discourse of another. This volume redresses that imbalance by going straight to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Borrowing Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar by Shana (Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa) Poplack Borrowing Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar
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Studies of bilingual behavior have been proliferating for decades, yet short shrift has been given to its major manifestation, the incorporation of words from one language into the discourse of another. This volume redresses that imbalance by going straight to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Plurilingual Code-Switching between Standard and Local Varieties A Socio-Psycholinguistic Approach by Dino Selvaggi Plurilingual Code-Switching between Standard and Local Varieties A Socio-Psycholinguistic Approach

This book presents a comparative interdisciplinary socio-psycholinguistic study on plurilingual code-switching (CS) in Italy, Croatia and Scotland-UK, based on Italian in contact with four standard varieties (Spanish, English, Philipino and Croatian) and five non-standard varieties (Arbereshe, Occitan, Calabrese, Istrovenetian and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction by Simona Pekarek Doehler Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction

This book advances our understanding of change over time in human social conduct, and represents the first consolidated effort to reveal how micro-analytic studies of social interaction address such issues.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture by Paul Baker Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture

This innovative work examines new and emerging forms of gender hybridisation in relation to complex socialisation and immigration contexts including the role of EU institutions in ascertaining asylum seekers' sexual orientation, and the European laws on gender policy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2017

A Multilingual Nation Translation and Language Dynamic in India by Rita (Professor, IIT Gandhinagar) Kothari A Multilingual Nation Translation and Language Dynamic in India
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This anthology takes head on some of the cardinal principles of translation and illustrates how they do not apply to India. The idea of 'source' - the language and text you translate from - is in a multilingual society slippery...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Normative Language Policy Ethics, Politics, Principles by Leigh (Queen Mary University of London) Oakes, Yael (McGill University, Montreal) Peled Normative Language Policy Ethics, Politics, Principles
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This book proposes an integrated framework for investigating the ethics of language policy in liberal democracies in a global era.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Technolingualism The Mind and the Machine by James (Assistant Professor of German and Linguistics, Ithaca College, USA, Ithaca College, USA) Pfrehm Technolingualism The Mind and the Machine
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Since the earliest days of our species, technology and language have evolved in parallel. This book examines the processes and products of this age-old relationship: a phenomenon we're calling technolingualism -- the mutually influential relationship between language and technology. One...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Technolingualism The Mind and the Machine by James (Assistant Professor of German and Linguistics, Ithaca College, USA, Ithaca College, USA) Pfrehm Technolingualism The Mind and the Machine
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Since the earliest days of our species, technology and language have evolved in parallel. This book examines the processes and products of this age-old relationship: a phenomenon we're calling technolingualism -- the mutually influential relationship between language and technology. One...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Bilingualism in the Community Code-switching and Grammars in Contact by Rena (Pennsylvania State University) Cacoullos, Catherine (Australian National University, Canberra) Travis Bilingualism in the Community Code-switching and Grammars in Contact
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Analysis of bilinguals' use of two languages reveals highly adept code-switching: alternating between languages while keeping intact the separate grammars.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

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Studies on Variation in Portuguese by Pilar (University of Minho) Barbosa Studies on Variation in Portuguese

Studies on Variation in Portuguese offers a collection of studies on a range of variable phenomena attested within and across varieties of Portuguese. The volume starts out with an overview of current issues in the study of intralinguistic variation and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Japanese at Work Politeness, Power, and Personae in Japanese Workplace Discourse by Haruko Minegishi Cook Japanese at Work Politeness, Power, and Personae in Japanese Workplace Discourse

This book empirically explores how different linguistic resources are utilized to achieve appropriate workplace role inhabitance and to achieve work-oriented communicative ends in a variety of workplaces in Japan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics by Jacob S. Siegel Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics

This book presents a description and analysis of sociolinguistics written from a demographer's perspective. It synthesizes the data on the materials, methods, and issues of this interdisciplinary field, pulling together the scattered materials published in this area into a coherent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Language in Immigrant America by Dominika (Duke University, North Carolina) Baran Language in Immigrant America
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Explores the complex relationship between language and immigration in the United States.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

Language in Immigrant America by Dominika (Duke University, North Carolina) Baran Language in Immigrant America
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Explores the complex relationship between language and immigration in the United States.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

New Speakers of Minority Languages Linguistic Ideologies and Practices by Cassie Smith-Christmas New Speakers of Minority Languages Linguistic Ideologies and Practices

This book represents the first collection specifically devoted to New Speaker Studies, focusing on language ideologies and practices of speakers in a variety of minority language communities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Discourse and Diversionary Justice An Analysis of Youth Justice Conferencing by Michele Zappavigna, James Martin Discourse and Diversionary Justice An Analysis of Youth Justice Conferencing
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This book analyses the Youth Justice Conferencing Program in New South Wales, Australia. Exploring this form of diversionary justice from the perspectives of functional linguistics and performance studies, the authors combine close textual analysis with ethnographic research methodologies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres by Xinren Chen Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres

This volume looks at politeness phenomena in a culture and country that is becoming the most influential in the world. It is the first book to survey politeness variations across different genres in Chinese and will fill a gap in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics by Mi-Cha Flubacher Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics

This book presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings. It aims to produce a complex understanding of how neoliberal rationalities are articulated within locally anchored and historical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics by Mi-Cha Flubacher Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics

This book presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings. It aims to produce a complex understanding of how neoliberal rationalities are articulated within locally anchored and historical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Remix Multilingualism Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voices by Quentin (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) Williams Remix Multilingualism Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voices
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Remixing multilingualism is conceptualised in this book as engaging in the linguistic act of using, combining and manipulating multilingual forms. It is about creating new ways of 'doing' multilingualism through cultural acts and identities and involving a process that invokes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research by Tonya N. Stebbins, Kris Eira, Vicki L. Couzens Living Languages and New Approaches to Language Revitalisation Research
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This book advocates for a new model of describing the practices of language revitalization, and decolonizing the research methods used to study them. The volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and methodological foundations of working with communities revitalizing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Minimal English for a Global World Improved Communication Using Fewer Words by Cliff Goddard Minimal English for a Global World Improved Communication Using Fewer Words

This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues
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The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world. This new second edition has been fully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius The German-Speaking World A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues
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The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world. This new, second edition has been fully...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

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