Part 1: Sociolinguistic Research:.
1. Language, communities, networks and practices: David Britain (Essex University) & Kaz Matsumoto(University of Tokyo, Japan).
2. Regional and social variation: Margaret Maclagan (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).
3. Language and gender: Jackie Guendouzi (University of South Alabama).
4. Bilingualism and multilingualism: John Edwards (St. Francis Xavier University).
5. Code-switching and Diglossia: Nicole Müller and Martin J. Ball (both University of Louisiana, Lafayette).
6. Language and Power: Jack Damico (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), Nina Simmons-Mackie (Louisiana University), and Holly Hawley (University of Louisiana, Lafayette).
7. Language and Culture: Nicole Taylor and Norma Mendoza-Denton (both University of Arizona).
8. African-American English: Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State University).
9. Language Change: Dominic Watt (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) and Jennifer Smith (University of York).
10. Language Planning: Humphrey Tonkin (University of Hartford).
11. Dialect perception and attitudes to variation: Dennis Preston and Gregory C. Robinson (both Michigan State University).
Part 2: A Clinical Sociolinguistics:.
12. Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation: Julie Roberts (University of Vermont).
13. Bi- and multilingual language acquisition: Zhu Hua and Li Wei (both University of Newcastle).
14. Assessing Language in Children who Speak a Nonmainstream Dialect of English: Janna Oetting (Louisiana State University).
15. Childhood Bilingualism: distinguishing difference from disorder: Li Wei, Nik Miller, Barbara Dodd and Zhu Hua (all University of Newcastle).
16. Speech Perception, Hearing Impairment, and Linguistic Variation: Cynthia Clopper & David Pisoni (both Indiana University).
17. Aphasia in multilingual populations: Martin Gitterman (City University of New York).
18. Designing assessment materials for multilinguals: Janet Patterson and Barbara Rodríguez (both University of New Mexico).
19. Literacy as a sociolinguistic process for Clinical Purposes: Jack Damico (University of Louisiana, Lafayette), Ryan Nelson (University of Texas, El Paso), and Linda Bryan (University of Louisiana, Monroe).
20. The Sociolinguistics of sign languages: Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University), Robert Bayley (University of Texas, San Antonio), and Arlene Blumenthal Kelly (Gallaudet University).
21. Managing linguistic diversity in the clinic: interpreters in speech-language pathology: Kim Isaac (University of Newcastle, Australia).
- fills gap in the literature for speech-language pathologists by addressing how sociolinguistic research paradigms can be applied to assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the clinical situation
- collects newly commissioned articles written by top scholars in the field
- includes chapters that outline findings from sociolinguistic research over the last 40 years and point to the relevance of such findings for practicing speech-language pathologists
- discusses topics including bilingualism, code-switching, language planning, and African-American English