Synopses & Reviews
New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.
This new edition of Richard Hudsonâs Sociolinguistics reflects changes since the first publication in 1980 by including new sections on topics such as politeness, accommodation and prototypes as well as expanding discussion on sex differences. There remains ample coverage of classic topics such as varieties of language.
Table of Contents
Preface to second edition; Preface to first edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of language; 3. Language, culture and thought; 4. Speech as social interaction; 5. The quantitative study of speech; 6. Linguistic and social inequality; 7. Theoretical summary; Bibliography and citation index; Index.