Über den Autor
Gerard Van Herk is a Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has researched and written on varieties of the English language and is the editor of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (eds. with C. Mallinson and B. Childs, 2013).
Contents viirnList of Boxes xirnResearch in the Spotlight xivrnCompanion Website xvirnAcknowledgments xviirn1. Introduction 1rn2. Language and Society 10rn3. Place 25rn4. Social Status 47rn5. Time 60rn6. Ethnicity 75rn7. Gender and Identity 85rn8. Style 104rn9. Interaction 116rn10. Multilingualism 127rn11. Language Contact 136rn12. Attitudes and Ideologies 148rn13. Language as a Social Entity 161rn14. Education 175rn15. What is Sociolinguistics? 188rnGlossary 197rnBibliography 213rnIndex 229
What is Sociolinguistics? is a tour through the major issues that define the field, such as region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, while also exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education, all introduced with excitement, humor, and deep knowledge.n* Explores the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and educationn* Provides useful and clear learning features including numerous innovative exercises and project ideas, spotlighted research readings, glossary terms, chapter summaries, and text boxesn* The Companion Website for Instructors (www.wiley.com/go/vanherkprofs) has PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples on concepts discussed in the book, tips on additional readings to bring in, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation.n* The Companion Website for Students (www.wiley.com/go/vanherk) includes links for every chapter from standard sociolinguistic tools to links designed to spark discussion relevant to each chapter, including video clips, oral histories, articles, and more.