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The Routledge handbook of sociolinguistics around the world, edited by Martin J. Ball, Rajend Mesthrie, and Chiara Meluzzi

"Drawing on examples from a wide range of languages and social settings, The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World was originally the first single-volume collection surveying the current research trends in international sociolinguistics. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and significantly expanded and now includes over fifty chapters written by leading authorities and a brand new substantial introduction by John Edwards. Coverage has been expanded regionally and there is a critical focus on indigenous languages. This handbook remains a key tool to help widen the perspective on sociolinguistics to readers interested in the field. Divided into sections covering: The Americas, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and Europe, the book provides readers with a solid, up-to-date appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field of sociolinguistics in each area. It clearly explains the patterns and systematicity that underlie language variation in use, as well as the ways in which alternations between different language varieties mark personal style, social power and national identity. The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World is the ideal resource for all students on undergraduate sociolinguistics courses and researchers involved in the study of language, society and power"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of contributors -- List of figures -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I The Americas -- 1 Sociolinguistics in the USA -- 2 Sociolinguistics in Canada -- 3 Sociolinguistic research into Indigenous languages of North America -- 4 Sociolinguistics in Mexico: defining new agendas -- 5 Sociolinguistics in Central America -- 6 Sociolinguistic research into Indigenous languages of South America -- 7 Sociolinguistics in Brazil -- 8 Sociolinguistics in Hispanic South America -- 9 Sociolinguistics in the Caribbean -- 10 The sociolinguistics of the Atlantic Englishes -- Part II Asia -- 11 China: sociolinguistic research in the 21st century -- 12 Sociolinguistics of the Indo-European languages in South Asia: looking beyond the 60s -- 13 Sociolinguistics of Dravidian languages in South Asia -- 14 Sociolinguistics of South Asia: Tibeto-Burman, Austroasiatic and other languages -- 15 Sociolinguistics in Mongolia -- 16 Sociolinguistics in Japan -- 17 Korea: recent trends in sociolinguistic research -- 18 Sociolinguistics in Mainland Southeast Asia -- 19 Sociolinguistics in Maritime Southeast Asia -- 20 Sociolinguistic research into Turkic languages: Turkey, Northern Cyprus and Turkic states in Central Asia -- 21 Sociolinguistic research into Iranian languages -- 22 Sociolinguistics of Arabic in the Middle East -- 23 Sociolinguistics in Israel: from Hebrew hegemony to Israeli plurilingualism -- 24 Sociolinguistics in the Caucasus -- Part III Australasia -- 25 Sociolinguistics in Australia -- 26 Sociolinguistic research into Indigenous languages of Australia -- 27 Sociolinguistics in New Zealand -- 28 Sociolinguistics in the Pacific -- 29 Sociolinguistics in New Guinea -- Part IV Africa -- 30 Sociolinguistics in North Africa -- 31 Sociolinguistic studies of West and Central Africa
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non fiction
Second edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (708 pages)
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