Language, Society and Power An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415576598

ISBN-13: 9780415576598

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

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Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text for students studying language in a variety of social contexts.This book examines the ways in which language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It seeks to answer such questions as: How can a language reflect the status of children and older people? Do men and women talk differently? How can our use of language mark our ethnic identity? It also looks at language use in politics and the media and investigates how language affects and constructs our identities, exploring notions of correctness and attitudes towards language use.This third edition of this bestselling book has been completely revised to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features:a range of new and engaging international examples drawn from everyday life: beauty advertisements, conversation transcripts, newspaper headlines reporting on asylum seekers, language themed cartoons, and excerpts from the television programme South Park and satirical news website The Onionnew activities designed to give students a real understanding of the topican additional chapter covering Student Projects ' giving readers suggestions on how to further explore the topics covered in the bookupdated and expanded further reading sections for each chapter and a glossaryWhile it can be used as a stand-alone text, this edition of Language, Society and Power has also been fully cross-referenced with the new companion title: The Language, Society and Power Reader.ã Together these books provide the complete resource for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

What is Language?
Language Thought and Representation
Language and Politics
Language and the Media
Language and Gender
Language and Ethnicity
Language and Age
Language and Social Class
Language and Identity
Language Standardi[s/z]ation
Projects
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