Foundations in Sociolinguistics

A highly influential scholar urges that linguistics be studied as part of the entire communicative conduct of social groups and demonstrates the mutual relation between linguistics and other disciplines, such as sociology, social anthropology, and education.

Foundations in Sociolinguistics
An Ethnographic Approach

Dell Hymes

1974 | 260 pages | Cloth $25.00 | Paper $24.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction

TOWARD ETHNOGRAPHIES OF COMMUNICATION
1. Toward ethnographies of communication
2. Studying the interaction of language and social life

THE STATUS OF LINGUISTICS AS A SCIENCE
3. Why linguistics needs the sociologist
4. Social anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the ethnography of speaking
5. Bilingual education: linguistic vs. sociolinguistic bases
6. The contribution of folklore to sociolinguistic research
7. The contribution of poetics to sociolinguistic research

LINGUISTICS AS SOCIOLINGUISTICS
8. Linguistic theory and functions in speech
9. Syntactic arguments and social roles: Quantifiers, Keys, and Reciprocal vs. Reflexive Relationships
10. The scope of sociolinguistics

Bibliography
Index