1. core texts 6 items
    These books are good current textbooks of linguistic variation. Any one of them will serve you well, though we will draw from all of them for the module.
    1. An introduction to sociolinguistics - Janet Holmes, Nick Wilson ©2017 (electronic resource)

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    2. An introduction to sociolinguistics - Janet Holmes, Nick Wilson ©2017

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    3. Introducing sociolinguistics | ebook - Miriam Meyerhoff 2019 (electronic resource)

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    4. Introducing sociolinguistics - Miriam Meyerhoff 2019

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    5. Register, genre, and style - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad 2009 (electronic resource)

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  2. other texts and reference materials 11 items
    These books are good references for alternative views and/or more details. Some of them introduce specific theories or methods of research.
    1. The handbook of language variation and change - J. K. Chambers, Natalie Schilling-Estes 2013

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    2. The stories of English - David Crystal 2005

      Book Optional This is not a typical textbook, but it makes some crucial points about variation through time, and it's well-written and relatively easy to read.

    3. Semiotics: the basics - Daniel Chandler 2017

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    4. Semiotics: the basics - Daniel Chandler 2007 (electronic resource)

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    5. Sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics - Baker, Paul c2010 (electronic resource)

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    6. Methods of critical discourse analysis - Wodak, Ruth, Meyer, Michael, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

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    7. News as discourse - Teun Adrianus van Dijk 2009

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    8. Understanding media theory - Kevin Williams, NetLibrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

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    9. Because Internet: understanding the new rules of language - Gretchen McCulloch 2019

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    10. An Introduction to forensic linguistics: language in evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

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  3. Webpages 2 items
    1. Ethnologue: Languages of the World

      Website Further Ethnologue attempts to catalogue all living languages, with information such as area/countries where they're spoken, number of speakers, what language family they belong to, and so on. It's often used as the standard reference work for this information. UCLan has a full-access subscription that should work automatically from every UCLan-networked computer.