Sociolinguistic Theory


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By: J. K. Chambers

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The revised edition of Sociolinguistic Theory presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics, centering on the study of language variation and change.


  • A revised introduction to sociolinguistic theory by one of the top scholars in the field

  • Provides a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics that centres on the study of language variation and change, now incorporating the latest developments in the field

  • Shows how empirical explorations have made sociolinguistics the most stimulating field in the
    contemporary study of language

  • Discusses the linguistic variable and its significance, crucial social variables such as social stratification, sex,
    and age, and the cultural significance of linguistic variation

Product Details

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (2008-12-03)

Dimensions (H L W): 79 x 890 x 598

ISBN: 140515246X

EAN: 9781405152464