Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet M. Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning.
A new companion website, including a wealth of additional online material as well as a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An introcuction to Sociolinguistics, Seventh Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introdcution to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.
Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University
"With this revised and revamped edition, Wardhaugh and Fuller bring us the text we have come to know and love in an exciting new guise, one that reflects the current state of the art, its complexities and myriad perspectives, and yet remains accessible and fluid in its presentation. This is unquestionably the 'go to' text for undergraduates."
Alexandra D'Arcy, University of Victoria