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ISBN: 1405193190
Author: Gerard Van Herk
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 27, 2012)
Pages: 262
Category: Words Language & Grammar
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.6
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What Is Sociolinguistics? book.

What Is Sociolinguistics? book. I was assigned this book for a university class, and I absolutely loved it. Gerard Van Herk does an excellent job of explaining the field of sociolinguistics while also writing in a way that makes it very easy to relate to both him and the subject.

But Gerard van Herk has written exactly that, introducing students to the field of sociolinguistics as the best teachers do: with excitement, humor, and deep knowledge.

Published 2012 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2 Introduction. Some sociolinguistics books (by Labov and Fasold) are even divided into multiple volumes – one for the socio end of things, one for the linguistic end. A younger generation of sociolinguists seems to be moving toward the middle of the spectrum. I assume that you, the reader, have limited experience with sociolinguistics.

But Gerard van Herk has written exactly that, introducing studentsto the field of sociolinguistics as the best teachers do: with excitement,humor, and deep knowledge.

What is Sociolinguistics? is a tour through the major issues that define the field, such as region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, while also exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education, all introduced with excitement, humor, and deep knowledge. Explores the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education Provides useful and clear learning features including numerous innovative  exercises and project ideas, spotlighted research readings, glossary terms, chapter summaries, and text boxes

The Companion Website for Instructors (www.wiley.com/go/vanherkprofs) has PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples on concepts discussed in the book, tips on additional readings to bring in, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation.

The Companion Website for Students (www.wiley.com/go/vanherk) includes links for every chapter from standard sociolinguistic tools to links designed to spark discussion relevant to each chapter, including video clips, oral histories, articles, and more.

Comments:

Thomand
This was a required taxtbook for a class. For a textbook, it was great. Good examples. great questions and activities and the end. Would have liked a little more "meat." It gave a great overview of Sociolinguistics, but didn't go very deep into some areas.
Tejora
Very readable and informative (:
FRAY
Really good book with great examples. Very easy to understand.
Windworker
This book was required for a grad level class. I have not read it in it's entirety yet. It seems to be a well organized text. The author seems very practical and the text seems approachable. I'm hoping that the professor is as approachable as this text!!
Anararius
This book is so easy to read! The author really goes out of his way to make his topic enjoyable and interesting. It's probably my favorite text book this semester.
wanderpool
Fast read and super interesting!
Fiarynara
If you want to bore yourself into a coma, then sociolinguistics is for you.
I wouldn't wish this subject on anyone.
A professor loaned this to me for the paper I was writing in sociolinguistics in a grad class. This book was invaluable in a subject I had no background in--it was not in depth enough to write the paper I needed, but it defined terms and gave me a base to work with that other texts just assumed I would know. I could not have jumped into Wolfram, Labov, etc., without this book.

It is a great reference/starting book, and each chapter gives you a list of books and articles for further research on the topic of that chapter since the chapters are admittedly brief. For example, the chapter on sociolinguistics and education was right up my alley, and Van Herk's suggested further readings were extremely useful and led me to all kinds of great info.

Sociolinguistics is an excellent branch of studies for Language Arts teachers. I think this is a good starting place for you if you're coming to this from that point of view. Students who struggle in language will continue to do so without correct interventions and Van Herk points in the direction to all kinds of research that has been done to help students who speak in a variety of ways (and why they might speaks that way, how that could be approached); the research is there to try in the classrooms.

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