Should become the standard text in advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate courses. Language (review of the first edition) Since it first appeared more than ten years ago. Ronald Wardhaughs An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has been an immensely popular choice of textbook for courses in sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. This third edition retains the basic structure of the original， but incorporates a wealth of new material reflecting the progress of the field since the start of the 1990s. In particular. the coverage of pidgins and creoles. code-switching， sociolinguistic variation， language change， discourse analysis and language and gender has been considerably revised and extended， with coverage of some 150 recent books or papers.
王宗炎序导读PrefaceAcknowledgments1 Introduction2 Language，Dialects，and Varieties3 Pidgin and Creole Languages4 Choosing a Code5 Speech Communities6 Regional and Social Variation7 Variation Studies：Some Findings and Issues8 Language Change9 Language and Culture10 Ethnography and Ethnomethodology11 Solidarity and Politeness12 Acting and Conversing13 Language and Gender14 Language and Disadvantage15 Language Planning16 ConclusionBibliographyIndex文库索引