Directions in Sociolinguistics: The Ethnography of Communication
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: John J. Gumperz.
Plan of the Book.
Part I: Ethnographic Description and Explanation.
1. Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life: Dell Hymes.
2. Culture Patterning of Speech Behavior in Burundi: Ethel M. Albert.
3. “Struck by Speech”: The Yakan Concept of Litigation: Charles O. Frake.
4. The Strategy of Turkish Boys' Verbal Dueling Rhymes, Alan Dundes, Jerry W. Leach, and Bora Özkök.
5. Signifying and Marking: Two Afro-American Speech Acts: Claudia Mitchell-Kernan.
6. Riddles: Expressive Models of Interrogation: John M. Roberts and Michael L. Forman.
Part II: Discovering Structure in Speech.
7. On Sociolinguistic Rules: Alternation and Co-occurrence: Susan Ervin-Tripp.
8. Context and Alternation in Koya Kinship Terminology: Stephen A. Tyler.
9. Social Context and Semantic Feature: The Russian Pronominal Usage: Paul Friedrich.
10. Remarks on Ethnomethodology: Harold Garfinkel.
11. On the Analyzability of Stories by Children: Harvey Sacks.
12. Sequencing in Conversational Openings: Emanuel A. Schegloff.
13. A Kinesic-Linguistic Exercise: The Cigarette Scene: Ray L. Birdwhistell.
Part III: Genesis, Maintenance, and Change of Linguistic Codes.
14. Social Meaning in Linguistic Structures: Code-Switching in Norway: Jan-Petter Blom and John J. Gumperz.
15. Domains and the Relationship between Micro- and Macrosociolinguistics: Joshua A. Fishman.
16. Ethnic Process on the Pathan-Baluch Boundary: Fredrik Barth.
17. A Sociolinguistic Approach to Socialization; with Some Reference to Educability: Basil Bernstein.
18. The Stylistic Significance of Consonaantal Sandhi in Trukese and Ponapean: John L. Fischer.
19. On the Mechanism of Linguistic Change: William Labov.
Appendix I: Background Reading.
Appendix II: Outline Guide for the Ethnographic Study of Speech Use: Joel Sherzer and Regna Darnell.
Dell Hymes is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
- proceeds from the assumption that we may learn from language as interactional behaviour and illustrates advances in theoretical insights and changes in research interests
- invaluable collection of articles by some of the most eminent researchers in sociolinguistics and in the sociology and anthropology of language
- includes extensive bibliography
"It's hardly possible to claim to know anything about the field of sociolinguistics without having read the articles in that collection. A number of them are classics in the field, by any standards." Ralph W. Fasold