Book review: Farrell, T.S.C. (2017). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Alexandria, Virginia. TESOL Press, vi + 50 pp.

William Lake

Abstract


Sociolinguistics, an area not traditionally grouped into TESOL curricula, occupies the limelight in Farrell's fresh addition to the English Language Teacher Development series. Here, educators will find the relevance of sociolinguistics for themselves and their students via accessible summaries of established sociolinguistics research and poignant reflective discussion questions.

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sociolinguistics; teaching; inequality; gender; society; professional development

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