HUDSON, R. A.,
Sociolinguistics: Volume 0, Part 0 2nd Edition.
Cambridge University Press, 1996. 296p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. This new edition of Richard Hudson's widely acclaimed textbook Sociolinguistics will be welcomed by students and teachers alike. To reflect changes in the field since publication of the first edition in 1980, the author has added new sections on politeness, accommodation, and prototypes; and he has expanded discussion of sex differences, culture and general theory. There remains coverage of classic topics such as varieties of language, speech as social interaction, the quantitative study of speech, and linguistic and social inequality. Like the first, the second edition of Sociolinguistics is an exceptionally clear and helpful overview of the relationship of language and society. (Publisher's information).