Language The Social Mirror

ISBN-10: 1424004322
ISBN-13: 9781424004324
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Elaine Chaika
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List price: $81.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Language: The Social Mirror focuses on the ways language is used and how this use affects the individual as well as society. Thoroughly revised, the fourth edition presents a modern study of sociolinguistics through updated case studies and current research findings. Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language and its uses. She also explores some of the most controversial issues surrounding social language including dialects, bilingualism, and gender.

What is Language?
The Complexity of Language
The Levels of Language
The Arbitrary Nature of Language
Language and Thought
First-Language Acquisition
Notes
Exercises
Field Methods Recipes for Discovery
Sociolinguistics and Field Methods
Ethics
Notes
Exercises
Style of Speech Style as Communication
Greetings
Address Forms
Style and Interaction
The Elements of Style
Marked and Unmarked Values in Style
Phonetic, Lexical and Syntactic Alternants
Power and Solidarity
Universal Politeness
Negative and Positive Face
Notes
Exercises
Kinesics: The Silent Language Body Language
Proxemics
Eye Contact
Touching
Amount of Talking
Body Motion in Concert
Problems in Research in Paralinguistics
Notes
Exercises
Pragmatics and Conversation Doing things with words
Speech Acts and Discourse Routines
Frames
Speech Events and Genres
Intention
Conversation
The Ethnography of Communication
Silence
Ritual Nature of Conversation
Jargons
Notes
Exercises
Orality and Literacy Verbal Skill
Literacy
The Uses of Spelling
Communicating by Computer
Verbal Play
Speech Activities and Social Pressures
Ego-Boosting in Speech Activities
Notes
Exercises
Everybody Speaks a Dialect Language versus Dialect
Traditional regional Dialect Studies
The Myth of the General American
Dialect Differences
Black Ethnic Speech
Development of an American Standard
Notes
Exercises
Bilingualism: Individual and Social Monolingualism and bilingualism
Different Language, Different Mind? Language and Thought
Bilingualism Across Generations
Official Languages
Notes
Exercises
Speech Communities What Constitutes a Speech Community
Different Dialects, Same Region
Network Theory
The Value of a Sociolinguistic Survey
Diglossia
Language Choice and Social Bonding
The Origins of American Dialects
Notes
Exercises
Vocabulary and Gender Vocabulary as a Mirror of Social Realities
Gender and Language
Language as Mirror
Notes
Exercises
Sociolinguistics and the Professions Applications of Sociolinguistics
Language and Medicine
Psychotherapy
Language and the Law
Discourse Practices and Education
Dialects and Reading
Applications to Bilingual Education
Language and Religion
Notes
Exercises

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