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CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS.Outline

CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS.Outline - Sociolinguistics...

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Some Important Concept in  Sociolinguistics What is Sociolinguistics Examines use of language in society Not much concerned with either  Structural Aspects of Language or its  Grammatical Forms Who Uses Which Language With Whom  for What Purposes
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Essence of Sociolinguistics Depends on two factors:  1. Language Varies: speakers have more  than one way to say more or less the  same thing; 2. Critical purpose that language serves  for its users. Language is used for  transmitting information and thoughts  from one person to another;
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Essence, Contd. The study of the interplay between the  above two factors is Sociolinguistics. The sociolinguistics of society is about  the social importance of language to  groups of people, from small socio- cultural groups of a few hundred people  to entire nations.
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TYPES OF BILINGUALISM BOTH USED  INTERCHANGEABLY  INDIVIDUAL  BILINGUALISM SOCIETAL  BILINGUALISM  
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Definition of term Bilingualism Bilingualism/Multilingualism used  interchangeably The term multilingualism can refer to an  occurrence regarding an individual speaker  who uses two or more languages, a  community of speakers where two or more  languages are used, or between speakers of  different languages. 
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