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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics


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Sociolinguistics is the study of the interaction between language and society. In this classic introductory work, Janet Holmes examines the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Written with Holmes' customary enthusiasm, the book is divided into three sections which explain basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of classic approaches as well as introducing more recent research. This fourth ...

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138845008

5th Revised edition


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 2013, Pearson Education Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781408276747

4th Revised edition


An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 2008, Pearson Longman

ISBN-13: 9781405821315

3rd edition

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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 1992, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780582060623

Trade paperback