Sociolingvistika: Metody a interpretace
[Sociolinguistics: Methods and Interpretation]
paperback, 270 pp., 1. edition
translation: Chromý, Jan
published: december 2012
recommended price: 305 czk
Translated from the English original by Jan Chromý.
Lesley Milroy and Matthew Gordon's book provides an introduction into variationist sociolinguistics. Unlike other introduction-level books on sociolinguistics, the presented publication skilfully links theoretical aspects with practical research demands. It presents general methodological issues (the sample frame, data collection and others) as well as specific questions of data analysis and interpretation (phonetic, grammatical, stylistic and others). The book will thus be appreciated not only by general linguists and theoreticians of language alongside students of linguistic disciplines, but also by anybody interested in the questions of relations of the language and society.