Language and Society (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics)

Language and Society (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics) by William Downes

Title: Language and Society (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics)
Author: William Downes
ISBN10: 0521456630
ISBN13: 978-0521456630
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (October 28, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Words, Language & Grammar
Size PDF: 1837 kb
Size Fb2: 1665 kb
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Pages: 516 pages
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Language and Society (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics) by William Downes


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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Downes' textbook is an accessible introduction to the social aspects of language and their various explanations. Topics covered include domains of language use, language change, code-switching, speech as social action, and the nature of meaning and understanding. This new edition includes an up-to-date analysis of language standardization, language conflict and planning.