Introducing Sociolinguistics

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Variation and language
8
3 Variation and style
27
4 Language attitudes
54
5 Being polite as a variable in speech
81
6 Multilingualism and language choice
102
7 Real time and apparent time
127
8 Social class
155
10 Gender
201
11 Language contact
238
12 Looking back and looking ahead
265
Notes on the exercises
271
Glossary
286
Bibliography
298
Index
312
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9 Social networks and communities of practice
184

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