This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
- Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field.
- Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date.
- Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises.
- Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power
- Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning.
- Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.