Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today's students. * Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book's four key parts reflect the state of the field today * Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education * Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology * Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives * Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts * New companion website includes links and resources for students
Ronald Wardhaugh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of a number of books, including Proper English (Wiley-Blackwell, 1998) and Understanding English Grammar, 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003). Janet M. Fuller is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has recently published two books dealing with multilingualism, discourse and identity: Bilingual Pre-Teens: Competing ideologies and multiple identities in the U.S. and Germany (2012) and Spanish Speakers in the USA (2013), and was the editor of the sociolinguistics section of the Language and Linguistics Compass (Wiley-Blackwell) from 2010-2013.