"If his second volume is as thoughtful and as informative as his first then he will have made a major contribution both to the teaching of sociolinguistics and to its coming of age as a discrete field of study." Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Ralph Fasold is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is Advisory Editor to the Blackwell series Language in Society.
Editor's Preface. Introduction. 1. Societal Multilingualism. 2. Diglossia. 3. Qulaitative Formulae. 4. Statistics. 5. Quantitative Analysis. 6. Language Attitudes. 7. Language Choice. 8. Language Maintenance and Shift. 9. Language Planning and Standardization. 10. Language-Planning Cases. 11. Vernacular Language Edition. Bibliography. Index.