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The Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Edited by: Florian Coulmas
eISBN: 9780631211938
Print publication date: 1998

Subject Linguistics » Sociolinguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631211938.1998.x

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The Handbook of Sociolinguistics

In 28 newly-commissioned chapters, distinguished contributors provide an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics. This invaluable work of reference identifies the most important issues of sociolinguistics, makes primary sources more accessible, and provides orientation for future research.

Reflecting the main division within the discipline, the two key sections deal with the social dimensions of language and the linguistic dimensions of society. In addition, there is an introductory section taking issue with theoretical and methodological foundations of sociolinguistics. The final part introduces four areas in which the application of sociolinguistics knowledge has proved to be especially fruitful in recent years: education, bilingual education, the legal profession and language planning.

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Coulmas, Florian (ed). The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Blackwell Publishing, 1998. Blackwell Reference Online. 19 April 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631211938_9780631211938>

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