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Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language #6: Culture and Language Development: Language Acquisition and Language Socialization in a Samoan Village
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language #6: Culture and Language Development: Language Acquisition and Language Socialization in a Samoan Village
by Elinor Ochs
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As children are learning to become competent members of their society, so also are they learning to become competent speakers of their language. In other words socialisation and language acquisition take place at the same time in a child's experience. In... (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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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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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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Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics)
Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics)
by Sali Tagliamonte
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A comprehensive 'how to' guide to the practical analysis of language variation in a social context.... (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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Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation
Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation
by Michael Agar
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The key to communication, says linguistic anthropologist Michael Agar, is understanding the context and culture of conversation. In Language Shock, Agar reveals how deeply our language and cultural values intertwine to define who we are and how we relate... (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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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 me vale madre mean worthless, while ¡qué padre! means fabulous, she asks? And why do one hundred... (read more)

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Gender and Discourse
Gender and Discourse
by Deborah Tannen
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Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than three years (in cloth and paper) and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often... (read more)

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The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University
The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University
by David Bleich
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David Bleich sees the human body, its affective life, social life, and political functions as belonging to the study of language. In The Materiality of Language, Bleich addresses the need to end centuries of limiting access to language and its many... (read more)

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Language Culture & Society an Introduction 2ND Edition
Language Culture & Society an Introduction 2ND Edition
by Zdenek Salzmann
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This second edition of Language, Culture, and Society has profited from the comments of several instructors who have been using the text successfully during the past several years. In his revisions, Zdenek Salzmann has not only updated the text but has... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in German #4: Language: The Socio-Cultural Context
Cambridge Studies in German #4: Language: The Socio-Cultural Context
by Frederick Newmeyer
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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to... (read more)

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Claiming Power in Doctor-Patient Talk (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
Claiming Power in Doctor-Patient Talk (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
by Na Ainsworth Vaughn
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Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn studied stories, topic control, "true" questions, and rhetorical questions in 101 medical encounters in US private-practice settings. In exceptionally lucid and accessible style, Ainsworth-Vaughn explains how power was claimed by... (read more)

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Pulse of a Malaysian University Berkeley Insights in Linguistics & Semiotics 60
Pulse of a Malaysian University Berkeley Insights in Linguistics & Semiotics 60
by Rodolfo Jacobson
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The Pulse of a Malaysian University discloses the research agendas of language scholars at a Southeast-Asian university, allowing western readers to gain deeper knowledge of an Asian perspective on language issues. In Part A, five authors address diverse... (read more)

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Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language #4: Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language #4: Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective
by Susan Philips
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The aim of this innovative volume is to analyze both the cultural and the biological sources of gender differences in language use. The first two parts of the volume focus on cultural variation in gender-differentiated language use, comparing Western... (read more)

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