Language , Society and Power Reader

ISBN-10: 0415430836

ISBN-13: 9780415430838

Edition: 2011

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Description: This book provides an introduction to social and political issues such as language use in politics and the media, how language affects and constructs our identities and language use according to gender, age and class.

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Annabelle Mooney is a Reader in English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University, UK.Jean Peccei was formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the English Language & Linguistics programme at Roehampton University, UK.Suzanne LaBelle is a Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Kingston University, UK.Berit Engøy Henriksen attended The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She then studied at Roehampton University, graduating with an MRes in Sociolinguistics in 2009.Eva Eppler is Senior Lecturer and convenor of the MRes in Sociolinguistics at Roehampton University, UK.Satori Soden has taught at both Roehampton and Goldsmiths College, UK.Pia Pichler is a Lecturer in Linguistics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.Anthea Irwin is Programme Leader of the BA (Hons.) Media & Communication degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Language and Power
How to look after Languages: recognizing functions and How to look after languages: recognizing varieties
Global capitalism and critical awareness of language
Language and Thought
The great Eskimo vocabulary hoax
The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behaviour to Language
Through the Window of Language: Assessing the Influence of Language Diversity on Thought
Language and Politics
Media: Label whores
Learning the 'linguistic habitus' of a politician: A presidential authoritative voice in the making
Propositions and 'taking-for-granted' in mass communicated political argument: an illustration from British, Flemish and Swedish political colloquy
Language and Media
Race and Ethnicity in the Media
Those Naughty Teenage Girls: Japanese Kogals, Slang, and Media Assessments
Authenticating Talk: Building Public Identities in Audience Participation Broadcasting
Language and Gender
Linguistic sexism and feminist linguistic activism
'I wish you'd stop interrupting me!' Interruptions and asymmetries in speaker-rights in 'equal encounters'
Performing gender identity: Young men's talk and the construction of heterosexual masculinity
Ethnicity
Racist Discourse
Telling and Retelling Your Story in Court: Questions, Assumptions and Intercultural Implications
Language and Age
Comparative Gerontolinguistics: Characterizing Discourses in Caring Institutions in South Africa and the United Kingdom
Adolescent Language
Language and Social Class
Mobility, meritocracy and dialect levelling: the fading (and phasing) out of Received Pronunciation
Academic Ignorance and Black Intelligence
Overcoming social class markers: preparing working class students for college
Language and Identity
The meaning of style
The Man with the Baseball Bat
Learning about Hearing People in the Land of the Deaf: An Ethnographic Account
Standard Englishes
Asia's Englishes and World Englishes: Interview with Braj B Kachru
English as official state language in Ohio: market forces trump ideology
English as a lingua franca: interpretations and attitudes
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