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.

Discourse and Schools

Discourse and schools

24.1 Introduction

In this chapter, I present an overview of the broad field of discourse and schools, focusing mainly on its key topics, the evolution of this field of study, the questions which remain open and foreseeable future developments. On occasion, I present texts and examples from my own ...

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