• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research.

Ferguson and Fishman: Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language
Ferguson and fishman: Sociolinguistics and the sociology of language
1.1 Introduction

To introduce this handbook, the editors map out the gestation of sociolinguistics by focusing on six of the ‘founding fathers’: William ...

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