Chapter 7. Clinical Sociolinguistics

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President2,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President3,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller2 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President3
  1. Jack S. Damico doctorate1 and
  2. Martin J. Ball Head Past President2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch7

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Damico, J. S. and Ball, M. J. (2009) Clinical Sociolinguistics, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Doris B. Hawthorne Eminent Scholar in Communication Disorders and Special Education, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 2

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007

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Keywords:

  • clinical sociolinguistics;
  • interaction between language and society - major concerns of linguistic science;
  • variationist sociolinguistics and long-standing dialectology tradition;
  • bilingualism - societal bilingualism and individual bilingualism;
  • sociolinguistic sensitivity in assessment and bi- and multilingual clients;
  • sociolinguistics of sign language;
  • language - primary symbolic system as basis for social actions;
  • addressing complexity of language in context

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sociolinguistic Sensitivity in Assessment

  • Sociolinguistics of Sign Language

  • Language and Power in the Clinic

  • Sociolinguistics and Literacy

  • Conclusion

  • References