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.

Language Teaching and Language Assessment

Language Teaching and Language Assessment

Language teaching and language assessment

36.1 Introduction

In the past 40 years or so the fields of language teaching and assessment have taken account of the social dimensions in language and language use in a variety of ways. Sociolinguistics, with its central concern for achieving an understanding of the relationship ...

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