Chapter 6. Sociolinguistics and Sociology of Language

  1. Bernard Spolsky and
  2. Francis M. Hult
  1. Rajend Mesthrie

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch6

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

How to Cite

Mesthrie, R. (2008) Sociolinguistics and Sociology of Language, in The Handbook of Educational Linguistics (eds B. Spolsky and F. M. Hult), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154109

Online ISBN: 9780470694138

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Keywords:

  • sociolinguistics;
  • language structure;
  • dialect;
  • linguistic distinctions;
  • structured heterogeneity

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What is Sociolinguistics?

  • Variation: Dialect, Style, Practice, Change

  • Interaction

  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Network

  • Multilingualism and Language Contact

  • Sociolinguistic Applications in Education

  • Conclusion