Directions in Sociolinguistics is a now classic collection of pioneering essays by leading sociolinguists. It is published here for the first time in paperback and incorporates an extensive new bibliography.
"Classic and ground-breaking -- highly influential in the development of sociolinguistics." Peter Trudgill
"It's hardly possible to claim to know anything about the field of sociolinguistics without having read the articles in that collection. A number of them are classics in the field, by any standards." Ralph W. Fasold
Introduction: John J. Gumperz.
Plan of the Book.
Part I: Ethnographic Description and Explanation.
1. Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life: Dell Hymes.
2. Culture Patterning of Speech Behavior in Burundi: Ethel M. Albert.
3. ?Struck by Speech?: The Yakan Concept of Litigation: Charles O. Frake.
4. The Strategy of Turkish Boys' Verbal Dueling Rhymes, Alan Dundes, Jerry W. Leach, and Bora Özkok.
5. Signifying and Marking: Two Afro-American Speech Acts: Claudia Mitchell-Kernan.
6. Riddles: Expressive Models of Interrogation: John M. Roberts and Michael L. Forman.
Part II: Discovering Structure in Speech.
7. On Sociolinguistic Rules: Alternation and Co-occurrence: Susan Ervin-Tripp.
8. Context and Alternation in Koya Kinship Terminology: Stephen A. Tyler.
9. Social Context and Semantic Feature: The Russian Pronominal Usage: Paul Friedrich.
10. Remarks on Ethnomethodology: Harold Garfinkel.
11. On the Analyzability of Stories by Children: Harvey Sacks.
12. Sequencing in Conversational Openings: Emanuel A. Schegloff.
13. A Kinesic-Linguistic Exercise: The Cigarette Scene: Ray L. Birdwhistell.
Part III: Genesis, Maintenance, and Change of Linguistic Codes.
14. Social Meaning in Linguistic Structures: Code-Switching in Norway: Jan-Petter Blom and John J. Gumperz.
15. Domains and the Relationship between Micro- and Macrosociolinguistics: Joshua A. Fishman.
16. Ethnic Process on the Pathan-Baluch Boundary: Fredrik Barth.
17. A Sociolinguistic Approach to Socialization; with Some Reference to Educability: Basil Bernstein.
18. The Stylistic Significance of Consonaantal Sandhi in Trukese and Ponapean: John L. Fischer.
19. On the Mechanism of Linguistic Change: William Labov.
Appendix I: Background Reading.
Appendix II: Outline Guide for the Ethnographic Study of Speech Use: Joel Sherzer and Regna Darnell.
Number Of Pages: 612
Published: 8th January 1991
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.28 x 3.76
Edition Number: 1