Synopses & Reviews
This introduction to that part of linguistics which is concerned with language as a social and cultural phenomenon ranges over gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. This edition looks at the development of a language as a result of non-native speakers' use of it.
About the Author
Peter Trudgill is professor of English linguistics at Fribourg, Switzerland. An author of many books and articles on sociolinguistics and dialectology, he has carried out linguistic fieldwork in most countries.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Maps and Tables
1. SociolinguisticsLanguage and Society
2. Language and Social Class
3. Language and Ethnic Group
4. Language and Sex
5. Language and Context
6. Language and Social Interaction
7. Language and Nation
8. Language and Geography
9. Language and Humanity
Annotated Bibliography and Further Reading