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Published: 25 July 2013

152 Pages | 10 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780199858613

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Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

John Edwards

Very Short Introductions

  • Acquaints the educated non-specialist with the social life of language
  • Offers the most up-to-date brief overview of sociolinguistics, in a nuanced approach which considers perspectives both historical and contemporary, "micro" and "macro," and the ways in which these intertwine
  • Addresses the social and political dynamics of names and naming, as well as questions about the relationship between language, gender, and religion