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From the urban language to the Internet sociolect: The multiverse of modern sociolinguistics

V.V. Kazyaba

Peter Schlobinski (2022). Grundlagen und Aspekte der Soziolinguistik. < networx-94.pdf>. In: Networx. Nr. 94.

ISSN: 1619-1021. DOI: 10.15488/11889.


UDC 811.112.2`27

DOI  10.20339/PhS.1-24.161 


Kaziaba Viktoria V.,

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the General and

Germanic Linguistics Department

Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

ORCID: 0000-0002-1777-1712



The paper reviews the monograph on sociolinguistics “Grundlagen und Aspekte der Soziolinguistik” (Hannover, 2022) by the leading contemporary Germanist Peter Schlobinski. This unique work is equally useful both for the initial acquaintance with sociolinguistics and its quintessential foundations, and for improving the practical experience already available in this area and searching for new research impulses. The review covers in detail all the structural components of the book: the theoretical part with its chapters on the conceptual and methodological foundations of sociolinguistics, as well as the practical part, which is a collection of diverse sociolinguistic studies conducted by P. Schlobinski in different years. The monograph focuses on issues of social dialectology, urbanolects, linguistic relativism and criticism, the problem of taboo and sociolinguistic processes in Internet communication.

Keywords: sociolinguistics, urbanolect, linguistic relativism, taboo, linguistic criticism, sociolect, social media.