An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Society and Identity by Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

By Sharon K. Deckert,Caroline H. Vickers

this can be a definitive introductory textual content to fashionable sociolinguistics that appears on the research of language and society through the idea that of identity. It uses those sociolinguistic constructs of id to tie jointly present innovations and techniques within the box, delivering an entire evaluate of the discipline, both past and present.

Deckert and Vickers adopt an interdisciplinary strategy, introducing paintings from quite a few fields that study sociolinguistic data, from linguistics to anthropology, sociology, psychology and schooling. The publication strikes from having a look at language kinds and globalization to an in depth exam of language in social interplay, overlaying the thoughts of ideology and tool. all through, the authors supply willing perception into all the subject matters, concerns and techniques that scholars of language and society might want to understand.  The chapters include various pedagogical gains, together with key words, examine questions, bankruptcy summaries and additional reading.  this can be an important new textual content for all these studying contemporary sociolinguistics, appropriate for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

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