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Introduction

TOWARD ETHNOGRAPHIES OF COMMUNICATION
1. Toward ethnographies of communication
2. Studying the interaction of language and social life

THE STATUS OF LINGUISTICS AS A SCIENCE
3. Why linguistics needs the sociologist
4. Social anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the ethnography of speaking
5. Bilingual education: linguistic vs. sociolinguistic bases
6. The contribution of folklore to sociolinguistic research
7. The contribution of poetics to sociolinguistic research

LINGUISTICS AS SOCIOLINGUISTICS
8. Linguistic theory and functions in speech
9. Syntactic arguments and social roles: Quantifiers, Keys, and Reciprocal vs. Reflexive Relationships
10. The scope of sociolinguistics

Bibliography
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"Stimulating and provocative. . . . Highly recommended . . . both as an introduction for beginning students in courses dealing with language and culture and as a useful synthesis of the important theoretical issues for more advanced scholars."-Anthropological Quarterly

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