Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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INDEX
Aasen, Ivar95
Aboriginal languages, Australia21, 27-8, 48, 49-50, 113, 114, 115
accent, regional 18-19, 74
acrolect 170-1
address, terms of 103, 109-10, 128, 156-7
see also 'you'
Adnyamadhanha 28
Afrikaans 16
see also South Africa age:
and linguistic change 143
sociolinguistic patterns 80-1
Albanian 54
Alford, Henry148
Amara6, 7, 10, 159-60
American English 1, 16, 18-19, 23-4, 144-6
see also United States of America (USA)
American Indian languages 26, 50, 54, 116
androcentric generics 114, 131
Anêm 6-7, 9, 10, 159-60
Ann Arbor ruling, USA204
Arabic 45, 47, 48, 62-3, 226
Arafundi 172
Aria 6, 7, 10
Atlantic creoles 165-6, 173-6
Australia68, 114, 115, 186
Aboriginal languages 21, 27-8, 48, 49-50, 113, 114, 115
and British English 17-18
ethnic diversity and languages 49-50
Australian Creole English (Kriol) 165, 174, 186
Austria, Hungarian and German 50-3, 81, 141
autonomous speech variety 15-16
Babel 33
Baker, Sidney17
Balaz, Joseph188
Bangalore, India74-5
Barriai 9
basilect 170-1
Basque peoples 35
Belfast, Northern Ireland82-3, 123
Berbice Creole Dutch 164, 174, 176
Berlin, East and West 226
Bibling languages 6, 10
bilingualism 33-4, 217
'balanced' 2l7-18
and children's development 193-4
domains 43-5
education 204-10, 219
bioprogram hypothesis for origin of pidgins and creoles 169
Birmingham, UK120
Bislama 172, 174, 182, 185
'Black' 125, 157-8
Black English Vernacular 63, 78-9
Bolo, Papua New Guinea9
Brazil38, 83
Breton 40
British Columbia40
British English 16-17, 18-19, 23, 85
Brontd, Emily129
Buang 45, 46
Cameroon Pidgin 184
Cameroons Creole 173
Canada225-6
bilingualism 34, 35, 37, 43, 45, 61
education and language 34, 192, 195, 211
Official Language Act ( 1969) 37
Cardiff, UK78
Carter, Jimmy19, 74
categorization 26-8
Celtic peoples 35, 48

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Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Figures xiv
  • List of Tables xv
  • 1 - Language in Society/Society in Languages 1
  • 2 - Language Choice 33
  • 3 - Sociolinguistic Patterns 67
  • 4 - Language and Gender 99
  • 5 - Linguistic Change in Social Perspective 134
  • 6 - Pidgin and Creole Languages 162
  • 7 - Linguistic Problems as Societal Problems 191
  • 8 - Conclusions 221
  • Index 229
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