ERIC Number: ED080013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
The Sociology of Language: An Interdisciplinary Social Science Approach to Language in Society.
Fishman, Joshua A.
This text on the sociology of language, hear defines as "...a focus upon the entire gamut of topics related to the social organization of language behavior," lays the groundwork for the theoretical development of this emerging branch of linguistics. The author proposes that sociolinguists investigate everything concerned with language from the standpoint of social function rather than from other more traditional linguistic perspectives. An introduction to the text is followed by sections on: (1) the emerging science, (2) basic sociolinguistic concepts, (3) interactional sociology of language: micro and macro, (4) societal differentiation and repertoire range, (5) societal bilingualism: stable and transitional, (6) language maintenance and language shift, (7) sociocultural organization: language constraints and language reflections, (8) applied sociology of language, and (9) linguistics: the science of code description and an addendum for non-linguists. A reading list is included. (RL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language, Language Patterns, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, Textbooks
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., 68 Middle Road, Rowley, Mass. 01969 ($8.50)
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