Sociolinguistics - Sociolinguistics a very short introduction Coming to terms is a chapter of the book Sociolinguistics a very short introduction

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Sociolinguistics: a very short introduction Coming to terms is a chapter of the book Sociolinguistics: a very short introduction, written by John Edwards, a psychology professor with a specialization in multilingualism and published by the Oxford University Press one of the largest university presses in the world. The main point of this chapter is showing that identity and language are connected and introducing sociolinguistics. The chapter also talks about how languages turned in what they are and how a single language can have multiple dialects. Using Bible passages, a story of Ephraimites and citing John Locke, John Edwards introduces the relation between the Language and identity. Those passages support the fact that language is something social. Then he comes back to 1952 when the first critical sociolinguistic study appeared. Harver Currie drew attention to the aspects of language as a social phenomenon. Different dialects and accents appeared because of the social minorities or majorities. In other words, social status would be a variable

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