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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.

Dell Hymes and the Ethnography of Communication
Dell hymes and the ethnography of communication
4.1 Introduction

Dell Hymes’ formative role in the ethnography of communication, ethnopoetics and educational ethnography alone merit him biographic attention. In addition, though, tracing out Dell Hymes’ career arc offers a window on the birth and development of sociolinguistics as a ...

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