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This introductory textbook expertly synthesises the main approaches to the subject.

Social dialectology receives attention in Ch. Three case studies are taken up: These are followed by an extensive discussion of introducing sociolinguistics relationship between introducing sociolinguistics styles and social or ethnic categories.

It presents familiar or classic data in new ways, and supplements the familiar with fresh examples from a wide range of languages and social settings.

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Real time and apparent time; Introduction; Studying change over time; Real time studies of change; Apparent time studies of change; Real time tests of the apparent time construct; Profiles of change; Challenges associated with real and apparent time sampling; Language and ageing; Chapter summary; Further reading.

Social networks and communities of practice; Introduction; Social networks; Communities of practice: This second edition of Miriam Meyerhoff's highly successful textbook is supported by the Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader and online resources common to both books. By presenting case studies from Tok Pisin and Bislama creoles, whose lexifier is English, Meyerhoff shows that the variation in New York City English regarding r-full and r-less is related to contact ''between closely related varieties of one language'', whereas the variation in Bislama is due to contact introducing sociolinguistics mutually incomprehensible languages'' p.

The chapter touches on various methods of introducing sociolinguistics language contact, such as the wave model and the gravity model.


However, the general principles method of analyzing language contact provides better understanding of the outcomes of language contact'' because it takes into account the ''semantics of an innovative variant, the language-specific constraints of the varieties in contact, and the communicative needs of the speakers'' p.

Introducing sociolinguistics 12 provides a summary that connects the beginning of the book introducing sociolinguistics the end. By returning to the most common motivations for language variation and change from Chapter 2 p.

This chapter also comments on the direction of sociolinguistics and the importance of spontaneous speech in sociolinguistic studies.

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It covers all the major areas in sociolinguistics, including methods of data analyses. It is a comprehensive book for those who are interested in learning about language and use and what sociolinguists study.

At the beginning of each chapter, there is a list of new terms that introducing sociolinguistics be introduced in it. The book gives marginal definitions of important terminology as the reader reads introducing sociolinguistics in addition to introducing sociolinguistics well-defined glossary of terms at the end of the book.

This is not to mention the facts and explanations of significant issues and connections of theories enveloped in boxes within the main text.


After the discussion of a certain method or the end of a particular topic, a set of exercises introducing sociolinguistics provided to the reader to stimulate thought and discussion. These exercises are commented on later in the book.


This makes introducing sociolinguistics book a very handy tool for teaching and learning sociolinguistics at the undergraduate and the graduate levels.

Meyerhoff's style of writing is very clear, systematic, and well organized in that one point leads to another; it is endowed with narrative introducing sociolinguistics sensation, and fluent and elaborate explanation.

Introducing Sociolinguistics

The introducing sociolinguistics contains well-chosen examples, illustrations, tables and figures for clarifying a point or a theory. The illustrations interweave with the text in a flowing, successive manner. Meyerhoff chooses to go into small and hefty details so as to make the text extra comprehensible and reader friendly to both the general reader and the researcher.

Most of the chapters start with an anecdote or a introducing sociolinguistics that stimulates interest in what is coming next. Actually, the whole book somehow resembles a narrative of the sociolinguistic story, which I find very appealing, enjoyable, and fun to read.

The index of topics towards the end of the book is very helpful to look up a particular topic that has been covered in the main text.