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.
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.