Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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Translation from the original Russian edition. The first Soviet text-book on sociolinguistics, the book introduces the reader to some of its basic problems, such as language and social structure, language as a social factor, language and nation, language and culture, language and the sociology of an individual, sociolinguistics and Marxist sociology. It focuses on such theoretical issues as the subject-matter of sociolinguistics, the functioning of sociocommunicative systems, language policy and social aspects of verbal behavior.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Part One: The Philosophical Problems of Sociolinguistics
1
Marxist Sociology and Sociolinguistics
1
Language and Social Structure
6
Language as a Social Factor
10
Language and Nation
15
Language and Culture
22
Language and the Sociology of an Individual
29
Part Two: The Theoretical Problems of Sociolinguistics
33
The Subject-Matter of Sociolinguistics
33
The Conceptual Framework of Sociolinguistics
49
Communities and Unities
50
Sociocommunicative Systems
53
Stratificational and Situational Variation of Language
57
The Functioning of Sociocommunicative Systems
63
Language Situation
63
Linguistic Communication, Communicative Function and Functional Types of Idioms
67
The Concept of “Function” and Functional Types of Idioms
70
Definition of a Language Situation
75
Toward a Typology of Language Situations
76
Exoglossic Balanced Language Situations
76
Exoglossic Unbalanced Language Situations
77
Endoglossic Balanced Language Situations
80
Endoglossic Unbalanced Language Situations
80
Bilingualism and Diglossia
83
Language Policy
87
Typology of Language Policy
94
Language Policy Stages
109
Social Aspects of Verbal Behaviour
111
Toward a Sociolinguistic Theory of Verbal Behaviour
111
Social Determinants of Verbal Behaviour
116
Sociolinguistic Models of Verbal Behaviour
123
Part Three: Methods of Sociolinguistic Studies
135
Methods of Collecting Sociolinguistic Data
135
Methods of Sociolinguistic Analysis
141
Summary
153
Footnotes
155
Bibliography
157
Subject Index
173
Author Index
177
Postscript
181
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86003577 | Marc record