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Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends
Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends
by Deborah Tannen
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This revised edition of Deborah Tannen's first discourse analysis book, Conversational Style--first published in 1984--presents an approach to analyzing conversation that later became the hallmark and foundation of her extensive body of work in discourse... (read more)

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Language in Social Worlds
Language in Social Worlds
by W Peter Robinson
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This is the first text on language in communication written from a social psychological perspective that sets issues in their broader biological, sociological and cultural contexts.... (read more)

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Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education #26: Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: Mandarin-Speaking Chinese Families in Britain
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education #26: Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: Mandarin-Speaking Chinese Families in Britain
by Zhiyan Guo
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The text explores the concept of children as mediators between the foreign culture in which they are living and their immigrant parents. It begins with a chapter discussing migration and acculturation, focusing on British and Chinese cultures. The... (read more)

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Syntactic Theory (Modern Linguistics Series)
Syntactic Theory (Modern Linguistics Series)
by Geoffrey Poole
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Syntactic Theory is a new textbook which emphasizes theory-building and hypothesis-testing as it develops and motivates Chomsky's Principles and Parameters framework. The initial chapters guide the student through introductory topics and later chapters... (read more)

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Language, Culture & Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Language, Culture & Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
by Zdenek Salzmann
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Zdenek Salzmann, a native of Prague, is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst . A specialist in Native American languages and folklore, he has held guest professorships at Yale University and the University of... (read more)

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Language and Gender
Language and Gender
by Penelope Eckert
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This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic... (read more)

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The Sociolinguistics of Language (Sociolinguistics of Language)
The Sociolinguistics of Language (Sociolinguistics of Language)
by Ralph Fasold
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A companion to the author's Sociolinguistics of Society, this textbook, examines the influence of social interaction in language use and discusses a variety of facts about language from the commonplace to the exotic.... (read more)

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Introduction to Language and Society (Novel in History)
Introduction to Language and Society (Novel in History)
by Martin Montgomery
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An Introduction to Language and Society explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community... (read more)

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Introduction To Sociolinguistics
Introduction To Sociolinguistics
by Janet Holmes
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learning about language General Editors: Geoffrey Leech and Mick Short, Lancaster University What is sociolinguistics? This introductory textbook provides a penetrating answer to this question, explaining basic sociolinguistic concepts through a wide... (read more)

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Introduction to Conversation Analysis
Introduction to Conversation Analysis
by Anthony J Liddicoat
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<p><font size=2></font></p><br/><p>This introduction is designed to give an overview of conversation analysis. It begins by locating conversation analysis as a... (read more)

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Sociolinguistics: A Reader (Modern Lingusitics)
Sociolinguistics: A Reader (Modern Lingusitics)
by Nikolas Coupland
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In the first volume of this kind for years, the editors have assembled a definitive view of the discipline bringing together much original work in sociolinguistics, ranging from fundamental theoretical statements and methodological articles, to classic... (read more)

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Language in Society #5-6: The Sociolinguistics of Society
Language in Society #5-6: The Sociolinguistics of Society
by Ralph Fasold
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This is an introduction to those aspects of sociolinguistics broadly described as the sociology of language; the effect of language and dialect differences on society. Beginning with a general description of the social consequences of several languages... (read more)

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Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self
Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self
by Kira Hall
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"Gender Articulated" is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine a... (read more)

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Gender and Conversational Interaction (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
Gender and Conversational Interaction (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
by Deborah Tannen
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The author of the best-selling You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen, has collected twelve papers about gender-related patterns in conversational interaction. The theoretical thrust of the collection, like that of Tannen's own work, is... (read more)

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How Conversation Works (Language Library)
How Conversation Works (Language Library)
by Ronald Wardhaugh
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Conversation is very often spontaneous, natural and informal. But even at its most casual it is governed by rules and principles of language and behaviour. This book lays bare the structure of conversation, describing what happens when people talk to... (read more)

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Sorry about That: The Language of Public Apology
Sorry about That: The Language of Public Apology
by Edwin L Battistella
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People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and... (read more)

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Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
by Liza Bakewell
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Leaping off the page with energy, insight, and attitude, Liza Bakewell's exploration of language is anything but "just semantics." Why does mean worthless, while means fabulous, she asks? And why do one hundred disappear when one enters the room... (read more)

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The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
by Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer
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The new edition of this highly successful, student-centered text fully engages students by emphasizing contemporary issues and the application of linguistic anthropology. Students easily learn from real-life chapter-opening vignettes ("In the Field... (read more)

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Verbal Hygiene Verbal Hygiene (Politics of Language)
Verbal Hygiene Verbal Hygiene (Politics of Language)
by Deborah Cameron
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In this book Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. Instead of dismissing the practice of 'verbal hygiene', as a misguided and pernicious exercise,... (read more)

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Pragmatics: A Reader
Pragmatics: A Reader
by Steven Davis
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Until recently, pragmatics--the study of language in relation to the users of language--has been the neglected member of the traditional three-part division of the study of signs; syntax, semantics, pragmatics. This volume--the first of its kind--brings... (read more)

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