A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics

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This comprehensive dictionary of the field of sociolinguistics, should be a valuable reference for students and teachers of sociolinguistics, others concerned with the socially-oriented study of language and those with a professional interest in language. Entries are concise, the style is reader-friendly and numerous cross-references enable readers to follow up links to related terms and concepts. are faced with a proliferation of theories, concepts and terminology. This is sometimes a minefield, with similar terms used rather differently within different academic traditions. The dictionary provides a broad coverage of sociolinguistics, including macro- and micro-sociolinguistics and a range of approaches within variationist, interactional, critical and applied traditions. In explaining sociolinguistic terminology, the dictionary is able to map out the traditions and approaches that comprise sociolinguistics and should thus help readers find their way around this fascinating but complex subject. sociolinguistics. They also draw on their experience of working in different geographical areas, including the USA, UK and Europe, Australia, southern Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

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Mary Jane Kehily is a lecturer in Childhood Studies at The Open University. Her background is in cultural studies and education and her research interests are in gender and sexuality, narrative and identity, and popular culture. She has published widely on these themes. Recent publications include "Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social Learning" (Routledge, 2002); 'Sexing the subject: Teachers, pedagogies and sex education', "Sex Education," 2002, 3(3); and 'Learning to Laugh', A study of Schoolboy humour in the English secondary school' in "What About the Boys? Issues of Masculinities in Schools" (edited by Martino and Meyenn, Open University Press 2001, with Nayak). She is also director of a research project exploring the cultural meanings of drugs and drug use in young people's lives.

Joan Swann is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communications at The Open University. She worked initially as a secondary school teacher before joining The Open University. She has contributed to several Open University courses, particularly in the areas of language and education, English language and linguistics. As a sociolinguist, her main research interests are in language and gender, children's language and classroom language, and she has researched and published widely in these areas. Recent publications include Introducing Sociolinguistics (Edinburgh University Press, 2002, with Mesthrie, Deumert and Leap); 'Yes, but is it gender?' in "Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis" (edited by Litosseliti and Sunderland, Benjamins, 2002); and 'Schooled language: language and gender in educational settings' in "The Handbook of Language and Gender" (Holmes andMeyerhoff, Blackwell Publishers, 2003).

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Joan Swann and Theresa Lillis are members of the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University, UK.  

Ana Deumert
is a Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Australia.  

Rajend Mesthrie
is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at The University of Cape Town.

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