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.
Chapter 7: Social Constructionism
Consider sociolinguistics. Where did it come from? Why is it called what it's called? How come courses in sociolinguistics appear on many different types of degree programme: for example, Linguistics, (English) Language, Sociology, Cultural Studies and so on? An academic did not suddenly come ...