Towards a Critical Sociolinguistics

| Université de Montréal
ISBN 9789027236289 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556195792 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027299697 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This collection of twelve essays, some of which have been written specifically for this volume by well-known European and North-American sociolinguists, reflects an increasing recognition within the field that sociological and theoretical innocence can no longer be underwritten by it, and offers a multi-pronged and multi-methodological way to move towards a critical, reflexive, and theoretically responsible socio-linguistics. It explores, with courage and sensitivity, some very important areas in the enormous space between Bloomfieldian 'idiolect' and Chomskyan 'UG' in order to situate the human linguistic enterprise, and offers valuable insights into human linguisticality and sociality. These explorations expose the limits of correlationism, determinism, and positivistic reificationism, and offer new ways of doing sociolinguistics. Intended for both practicing and future sociolinguists, it is an ideal text-book for the times, particularly for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 125]  1996.  xii, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Rajendra Singh
1. Where does the sociolonguistic variable stop?
Beatriz R. Lavandera
2. Syntactic variation and dialect divergence
John Harris
3. The autonomy of social variables: The indian evidence revisited
Rajendra Singh and Jayant K. Lele
4. The quiet demise of variable rules
Ralph W. Fasold
5. The status of sociological models and categories in explaining language variation
Suzanne Romaine
6. Descriptive and explanatory power of rules in sociolinguistics
Norbert Dittmar
7. Report from an underdeveloped country: Toward lingguistic competence in the United States
Dell H. Hymes
8. Language death
Wolfgang U. Dressler
9. Sex roles, interruptions and silences in conversation
Dean H. Zimmerman and Candace West
10. Communication in a multilingual society: Some missed opportunities
Rajendra Singh, Jayant K. Lele and Gita Martohardjono
11. The political topography of Spanish and English: The view from a New York Puerto Rican neighborhood
Bonnie Urciuoli
12. Language planning as discourse
Geoffrey Williams
Authors index
Language index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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