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Robert Bayley (Ed.) - The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics - 9780190233747 - V9780190233747
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The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

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Description for The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics Paperback. This major new survey of sociolinguistics identifies gaps in our existing knowledge base and provides directions for future research. Editor(s): Bayley, Robert J.; Cameron, Richard; Lucas, Ceil. Series: Oxford Handbooks. Num Pages: 914 pages, 43 b&w. BIC Classification: CFB; CFZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 185 x 47. Weight in Grams: 1500.
From its beginnings in the 1960s, sociolinguistics developed several different subfields with distinct methods and interests: the variationist tradition established by Labov, the anthropological tradition of Hymes, interactional sociolinguistics as developed by Gumperz, and the sociology of language represented by the work of Fishman. All of these areas have seen a great deal of growth in recent decades, and recent studies have led to a more broadly inclusive view of sociolinguistics. Hence there is a need for a handbook that will survey the main areas of the field, point out the lacunae in our existing knowledge base, and provide directions ... Read more

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About Robert Bayley (Ed.)
ROBERT BAYLEY is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis. He has conducted research on variation in English, Spanish, Chinese, ASL, and Italian Sign Language as well as studies of language socialization in U.S. Latino communities. His publications include Language as Cultural Practice (with Sandra R. Schecter, 2002), and Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories, Methods, and Applications (with Ceil Lucas, ... Read more

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... an invaluable new contribution to the field of sociolinguists ... While it certainly stands out for its careful organization of abundant material, it must be especially praised for the special attention given to relevant topics that pertain to modern-day social preoccupations. In this sense, it will no doubt inspire those in the field to further their research ... this ... Read more

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