Sociolinguistic Theory (Language in Society)

  • Publish Date: 2002-07-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: J. K. Chambers
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Sociolinguistic Theory presents a critical synthesis of sociolinguistics, centering on the study of language variation and change.


  • Synthesizes the most important descriptive and theoretical findings concerning linguistic variation from the last forty years.

  • Provides an integrated framework for studying language variation and its social significance.
  • Expands on the first edition's discussion of communicative competence and developmental sociolinguistics.
  • Is written by one of the world's foremost scholars in the field of variation studies and includes data from his own work.


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