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Description - Sociolinguistics by Christina Bratt Paulston

Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings is a collection of classic articles that have helped define the field of sociolinguistics and provide the foundation for future research, paired with more recent articles that indicate the direction the field has taken or the ways in which ideas were elaborated and challenged. These essays provide students with a historical perspective that allows them to understand the intellectual progression of the field by highlighting the practical use of theoretical models and the emergence of controversies and key questions from multiple perspectives. The readings are organized by topics and each section features an editorial introduction, recommendations for further reading, and suggested discussion questions and activities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631227175
ISBN-10: 0631227172
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 179mm x 28mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christina Bratt Paulston

Christina Bratt Paulston is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her publications include Linguistic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe (edited with Don Peckham, 1998), Memories and Reflections (edited with G. Richard Tucker, 1997), and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Bilingual Education (1992). G. Richard Tucker is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published almost two hundred books, articles, and reviews concerning diverse aspects of second language learning and teaching, including The Bilingual Education of Children (1972).