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Sandra Lee McKay, “Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics)”
Cambridge University Press | 1 edition (Novemb
er 24, 1995) | ISBN: 0521484340 | Pages: 496 | File kind: PDF | 15 mb
This book offers an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the fundamental areas of sociolinguistics that have a bearing on language teaching, such as regional and social variations in dialects,language and gender, World Englishes, and intercultural communication. Every chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has carried out extensive study on the topic explored. For every topic there’s an overview of central terms and problems, along with a discussion of implications for the language classroom. This is the very first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of present theory and study in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.