The first of which, like most introductorytextbooks, introduces the field, its concerns and practitioners, and the last ofwhich rounds off the sociolinguistic enterprise, as presented by the author. These are the shortest chapters and, unlike the other ten chapters, do notinclude a summary, exercises, and further reading. Notes on the exercises pp.
There is a deep relationship between language and society. It is in society that man acquires and uses language. When we study a language which is an abstraction of abstractions, a system of systems, we have to study its further abstractions such as dialects, sociolects, idiolects, etc.
That is why we have to keep in mind the geographical area in which this language is spoken, the culture and the society in which it is used, the speakers who use it, the listeners for whom it is used, and the purpose for which it is used, besides the linguistic components that compose it.
Only then can our study of a language be complete and comprehensive. So we must look at language not only from within but also from without; we should study language from the points of view of both form and functions. Socio-linguistics is the study of speech functions according to the speaker, the hearer, their relationship and contact, the context and the situation, the topic of discourse, the purpose of discourse, and the form of discourse.
An informal definition of socio-linguistics suggested by a linguist is that it is the study of: Socio-linguistics is a fascinating and challenging field of linguistics. It studies the ways in which language interacts with society.
It is the study of the way in which the structure of a language changes in response to its different social functions, and the definition of what these functions are.
Different labels have sometimes been suggested to cover various parts of this spectrum. But more usually, stylistics refers to the study of the literary expression of a community using language. Socio linguistics gradually merges into ethno-linguistics, anthropological linguistics, stylistics and the subject-matter of psychology.
Broadly speaking, however, the study of language as part of culture and society has now commonly been accepted as Sociolingustics. The kinds of problems which are faced by the sociolinguist are: By this however, we do not mean that socio-linguistics can or does solve all such problems as stated above.
Yet it can identify precisely what the problems are and provide information about the particular manifestation of a problem in a given area, so that possible solutions can thereby be found out or expedited.
Furthermore, problems related to interference, code-switching or dialect-switching can be successfully handled by socio-linguistics. It incorporates, in principle at least, every aspect of the structure and use of language that relates to its social and cultural functions.
Hence there seems no real conflict between the socio-linguistics and the psycho-linguistic approach to language. Both these views should be reconciled ultimately.
Language Variation Language with its different varieties is the subject matter of socio-linguistics. Socio-linguistics studies the varied linguistic realizations of socio-cultural meanings which in a sense are both familiar and unfamiliar and the occurrence of everyday social interactions which are nevertheless relative to particular cultures, societies, social groups, speech communities, languages, dialects, varieties, styles.
That is why language variation generally forms a part of socio-linguistic study. Language can vary, not only from one individual to the next, but also from one sub-section of speech-community family, village, town, region to another.
People of different age, sex, social classes, occupations, or cultural groups in the same community will show variations in their speech. Thus language varies in geographical and social space.STEP 2: Reading The Transceding Sociolinguistics Language Caste And Power Harvard Case Study: To have a complete understanding of the case, one should focus on case reading.
It is said that case should be read two times. Initially, fast reading without taking notes and underlines should be done. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , R.
Mesthrie and others published Critical Sociolinguistics: Approaches to language and power. Transcending Sociolinguistics: Language, Caste and Power in India Sociolinguistics and the Language Problem in India Though there has been a long tradition of studying and interpreting language in India, most of these studies are in descriptive, technical or structural mode.
Sociolinguistics is the study of the connection between language and society and the way people use language in different social situations. It asks the question.
The effects of language death on language structure Loss of registers and language forms associated with them: the most widespread case is the loss of higher registers Lexical Loss Loss in phonologt Loss in morphology Loss in syntax Language and gender ‘Gender’ has replaced ‘sex’ in sociolinguistics.
Transceding Sociolinguistics: Language, Caste and Power Essay argues that “the primary preoccupation of linguistics has been the analysis of the structural belongingss of language” and the “process of cleavage and categorization finally lead to contending roots and stems that cipher uses”.
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