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The Sociolinguistics of Society By Ralph W. Fasold

The Sociolinguistics of Society
by Ralph W. Fasold

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This is an introduction to those aspects of sociolinguistics broadly described as the sociology of language; the effect of language and dialect differences on society.
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The Sociolinguistics of Society by Ralph W. Fasold

This is an introduction to those aspects of sociolinguistics broadly described as the sociology of language; the effect of language and dialect differences on society. Beginning with a general description of the social consequences of several languages being used in one society, Ralph Fasold moves on to discuss 'diglossia', the phenomena by which social functions are assigned to languages and dialects in a predictable manner. Other aspects of the subject covered here include social attitudes towards various languages and dialects, the social forces which influence multilingual people to use different language sin different situations, and wholesale shifts by social groups from one language to another (and the converse, retention of particular languages. The theory and practice of language planning, and the significance of language in education, are examined and explained. In addition, the book deals with qualitative and quantitative methods of analysing multilingualism and includes a helpful chapter on statistical techniques. Written by a leading sociolinguist and teacher, this textbook is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the field. With the beginner in mind, the author writes in a clear, relaxed style, explaining current theories and giving many examples from all parts of the world. The second volume of this book, The Sociolinguistics of Language makes up the definitive introductory account of the subject for students throughout the world. This volume is the companion of The Sociolinguistics of Language. Together these books will make up a definitive introductory account of the subject for students throughout the world.

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The Sociolinguistics of Society Reviews


"If his second volume is as thoughtful and as informative as his first then he will have made a major contribution both to the teaching of sociolinguistics and to its coming of age as a discrete field of study." Journal of Language and Social Psychology

About Ralph W. Fasold


Ralph Fasold is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is Advisory Editor to the Blackwell series Language in Society.

Table of Contents


Editor's Preface. Introduction. 1. Societal Multilingualism. 2. Diglossia. 3. Qulaitative Formulae. 4. Statistics. 5. Quantitative Analysis. 6. Language Attitudes. 7. Language Choice. 8. Language Maintenance and Shift. 9. Language Planning and Standardization. 10. Language-Planning Cases. 11. Vernacular Language Edition. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR002658737
The Sociolinguistics of Society by Ralph W. Fasold
Ralph W. Fasold
Language in Society
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1984-08-30
352
063113462X
9780631134626
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