An Introduction to Language and Society
By (author) Peter Trudgill
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Sociolinguistics by Peter Trudgill
Book DescriptionThis is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and authoritative, this new edition of a bestselling book is set to redraw the boundaries of the study of sociolinguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140289213
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Trudgill
Dialect Matters, Hardback (August 2016)
Trudgill's lively book traces the histories of dialects and accents, and defends the legitimacy of the language of ordinary people.
Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English, Hardback (April 2015)
This book documents the lesser-known varieties of English which have been overlooked and understudied within the canon of English linguistics.
English Accents and Dialects, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Peter Trudgill
English Accents and Dialects provides a unique introductory guide to the regional and social varieties of English spoken in the UK and Ireland.
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Author Biography - Peter Trudgill
Peter Trudgill is currently Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is the author of: English Accents and Dialects (with Arthur Hughes); International English (with Jean Hannah); Applied Sociolinguistics; Language in the British Isles; The Dialects of England; The Sociolinguistics Reader (with Jenny Cheshire); and the Penguin books Bad Language (with Lars Andersson) and Introducing Language and Society. He lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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