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Definition

Sociolinguistics - The branch of linguistics which studies the relation between language and society; a central part of the subject is the study of variation in language. (From Trask's A Student’s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics.) 

Reference Sources for Sociolinguistics

Below are references sources specific for sociolinguistics. Don't forget to also check the general linguistics reference sources.

Finding Books

Use the library catalog to search for print books and ebooks from Reed's collection. You can also search the print holdings of other local libraries (via Summit).

Reed College used the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system to arrange the books in the stacks. Though books on sociolinguistics may be shelved in other locations, most books will be found in the LC call number range P40 - P40.5 in the Library Lower Level 1 East Stacks.

Databases for Sociolinguistics

Below are additional databases for sociolinguistics. Don't forget to also check the general databases for linguistics.