Matan, Department of Urdu & Iqbaliat, The Islamia University - Bahawalpur

متْن (اردو ریسرچ جرنل)

Department of Urdu, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
ISSN (print): 2708-5724
ISSN (online): 2708-5732

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  • Dr. Abdul Sattar Malik/
  • December 31, 2023
Sociolinguistics: An Introduction
Sociolinguistics, Protolanguage, Dead Language, Metaphor, Pidgin, And Creole.

Due to the changes in the structure of languages and their sounds, enormous results have been achieved in the fields of social sciences, namely, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, and the branch of linguistics that deals with the relationship between language and society studies; It is called sociolinguistics. This branch of linguistics also deals with the language and linguistic mix of different sections of the society and discusses the determination of the official language and the ways of its development and survival.


1.    Garard Van Herk, What is Sociolinguistics? (WILWY Blackwell: John Wiley & sons Ltd, 2012),10.

2.    John Edward, Sociolinguistics: A very short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 4.

3.    For Detail See:

David Crystal, The penguin Dictionary of Language (London: Penguin Books,1999).

4.    Ibid.

5.    Concise Oxford English Dictionary,2006.

6.    Darrell t. Tryon et al, Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Origins, Growth and Development (Berlin: moten de groter, 2004),7-16.

7.    Ibid, 6.

8.    David Crystal, The penguin Dictionary of Language (London: Penguin Books,1999), 224.



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Type: Article
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Language: Urdu
Id: 6594755c7c1c7
Pages 81 - 89
Published December 31, 2023


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