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Elsevier Science Ltd. Joseph, Missouri Inspired by the well researched, well written "Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics" , but concerned with the usability of the ten volume work, the "Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics" CESO is meant to be a more accessible, more comprehensive overview of the main areas of Sociolinguistics, including Interaction, Variation, Culture, Power and Ideology, Language Contact, and Applications.

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The one volume text is arranged in topic sections with entries that examine the primary ideas and issues of the section's topic. Although the editor has eschewed the usual dictionary-style alphabetizing of the contents for a topical approach, the essays within each topic section are arranged alphabetically. Most entries begin with an initial, clear definition of the topic followed by the history and background of the topic. Most entries include a selection of "See Also's" to related entries in the CESO which helps to unify related topics, and all entries provide generous bibliographies that point the reader to key works, both standard and current, in the field of sociolinguistics.

The 'Encyclopedia' is divided into ten sections, beginning with a thorough section on the Foundations of Society and Language. This section includes essays on bilingualism, communication, the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, the Saussurean Tradition, social psychology, and the sociology of language.

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This section also provides a lucid overview of key concepts like communication, language, language and society, and pragmatics. Section II: Language and Interaction goes on to examine particular discourse issues like accommodation, conversation, cooperation, ethnography, identity, kinesics, narrative, and speech act theory. Section III: Language Variation: Style, Situation, and Function focuses on the language of fields like business, law, the media, medicine, literature, and religion, as well as informal language, like slang.

This section also covers context and formula in linguistic analysis, speech play, and speech and writing, including on the internet. In contrast, Section V: Language Contact concentrates on aspects of code-mixing and switching, language shifts and spread, native vs. The next three sections deal with the various politics of language. Section VI: Language, Power, and Inequality examines the politics and ideologies of language, including issues of power, conflict, and discrimination, while Section VII: Language Planning, Policy, and Practice focuses on the issues of multilingualism, nationalism, standards and prescriptivism.


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