This is a revised edition of Peter Trudgill's introduction to that part of linguistics which is concerned with language as a social and cultural phenomenon. The text explores the close line between language and society, and the factors that influence the way we speak including: gender; age; environment; race and class; the part of the country we come from; whom we identify with; and whom we distrust. The many variations in spoken English are explored in depth, as well as related pidgins and creoles such as those of the West Indies. He shows how these are not just a form of "broken English".
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Peter Trudgill is professor of English linguistics at Fribourg, Switzerland. An author of many books and articles on sociolinguistics and dialectology, he has carried out linguistic fieldwork in most countries.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014023926X
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014023926X
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