Download Free EBook An Introduction to Sociolinguistics Ronald Wardhaugh 2006 Pdf

Download Free EBook An Introduction to Sociolinguistics Ronald Wardhaugh 2006 Pdf

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics  Fifth Edition

Ronald Wardhaugh, Blackwell, 2006 Pdf

Contents:

1. Introduction

  • Knowledge of  Language – Variation – Scientific Investigation – Language and Socitey – Sociolingistics and the Sociology of Language – Methodological Concerns- Overview – Further Reading

Part I : Language and Communities

2. Language, Dialects and Varieties

  • Language and Dialect – Regional Dialects – Social Dialects – Styles, Registers and Beliefs – Further Reading

3. Pidgins and Creoles

  • Lingua Francas – Definitions – Distribution and Characteristics – Origins – From Pidgin to Creole – Futher Reading

4. Codes

  • Diglossia – Billingualism and Multilingualism – Code-Switching – Futher Reading

5. Speech Communities

  • Definitions – Intersecting Communities – Networks and Repertoires – Further Reading

Part II: Inherent Variety

6. Language Variation

  • Regional Variation – The Linguistic Variable – Linguistic and Social Variation – Data Collection and Analysis – Further Reading

7. Some Findings and Issues

  • An Early Study – New York City – Norwich and Reading – A Variety of Studies – Belfast – Controversies – Further Reading

8. Change

  • The Traditional View – Change in Progress – The Process of Change – Further Reading

Part III Words at Work

9. Words and Culture

  • Whorf – Kinship – Taxonomies – Color – prototypes – Taboo and Euphemism – Further Reading

10. Ethnographies

  • Varieties of Talk – The Ethnography of Speaking – Ethnomethodology – Further Reading

11. Solidarity and Politeness

  • Tu and Vous – Address Terms – Politeness – Futher Reading

12. Talk and Action

  • Speech Acts – Coorperation – Conversation – Further Reading

Part IV Understanding and Intervening

13. Gender

  • Differences – Possible Explanations – Further Reading

14. Disadvantage

  • Codes Again – African Amarican Vernacular English – Consequences for Education – Further Reading

15. Planning

  • Issues – A Variety of Situations – Further Examples – Winners and Losers – Further Reading

16. Conclusion

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