Sociolinguistics

The way we talk is deeply influenced by our class, sex and ethnic background. It can also have a profound effect on how we are perceived by others. In this fully updated edition of a classic text, Peter Trudgill explores the evidence - and the huge implications for social and educational policy.

Why do men swear more than women? How do speech style of most Black Americans, and whites growing up in "Black areas", differ from those of other whites? Does it make sense to defend a language against "contamination" from foreign words and phrases? Why are languages dying out at a catastrophic rate and what can we do about it? Should Serbo-Croat now be called Serbian, Croatian or even Bosnian? And in what sense, if any, is standard French "better" than Québécois or High German "better" than Schweizerdeutsch?


ISBN-10:
0140289216
Kieli:
englanti
Kustantaja:
Penguin Books Ltd
Painos:
4.
Painovuosi:
2001
Sidosasu:
nid.
Sivumäärä:
222
Tekijät:
Peter Trudgill
Viivakoodi 9780140289213
Tuotekoodi 28010116
Tekijä Trudgill
19,00 €
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