Sociolinguistics: The Essential Readings

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Christine Bratt Paulston, G. Richard Tucker
Wiley, Feb 14, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 524 pages
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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 which indicate the direction the field has taken.

  • Offers a collection of classic articles that helped to define the field of sociolinguistics paired with more contemporary articles.
  • Contextualizes the history of the subject matter and helps students understand the progression of intellectual development in the field.
  • Includes an editorial introduction written by two prominent researchers in the field, as well as recommendations for further readings.

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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).

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