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- Peter Trudgill Sociolinguistics an Introduction to Language and Society
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Before becoming professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Essex he taught in the Department of linguistic Science at the University of Reading from to He was professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Lausanne , Switzerland, from to , and then at the University of Fribourg , also in Switzerland, from which he retired in September , and where he is now Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics. Peter Trudgill is the honorary president of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect society, and contributes a regular column on language and languages in Europe to the New European newspaper. Trudgill is one of the first to apply Labovian sociolinguistic methodology in the UK, and to provide a framework for studying dialect contact phenomena. Since July , Trudgill has written weekly columns relating to European languages in the weekly newspaper The New European. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society
Language is one of the most powerful emblems of social behavior. In the normal transfer of information through language, we use language to send vital social messages about who we are, where we come from, and who we associate with. It is often shocking to realize how extensively we may judge a person's background, character, and intentions based simply upon the person's language, dialect, or, in some instances, even the choice of a single word. Given the social role of language, it stands to reason that one strand of language study should concentrate on the role of language in society. Sociolinguistics has become an increasingly important and popular field of study, as certain cultures around the world expand their communication base and intergroup and interpersonal relations take on escalating significance. The basic notion underlying sociolinguistics is quite simple: Language use symbolically represents fundamental dimensions of social behavior and human interaction. The notion is simple, but the ways in which language reflects behavior can often be complex and subtle.
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Managing Language Understanding language is an important factor in both local and wordwide economies. A Linguist's Journey William Labov, the modern founder sociolinguistics, shares thoughts on his choice of career. Email this page Print. Language is basic to social interactions, affecting them and being affected by them. Connie Eble of the University of North Carolina explains how the field of sociolinguistics analyzes the many ways in which language and society intersect. Read Summary. Sociolinguistics is the study of how language serves and is shaped by the social nature of human beings.
Peter Trudgill Sociolinguistics an Introduction to Language and Society
He taught in the Department of Linguistic Science at the University of Reading from to , and then became Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Essex. Peter Trudgill is the author of: Accent,. Chambers ; The Dialects of England; and numerous other books and articles on socio linguistics and dialectology. His other Penguin books are Bad.