An Introduction to Language and Society


Author: Martin Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134908350
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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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, language and subcultures, and language and representation.

Language and Society


Author: William Downes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 503
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Downes' textbook is an accessible introduction to the social aspects of language and their various explanations. Topics covered include domains of language use, language change, code-switching, speech as social action, and the nature of meaning and understanding. This new edition includes an up-to-date analysis of language standardization, language conflict and planning.

Culture and Society

An Introduction to Cultural Studies
Author: David Oswell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942696
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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"Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the bridge between cultural studies and wider debates that we need" - Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science David Oswell has written a comprehensive introduction to cultural studies that guides the reader through the field's central foundations and its freshest ideas. This book: Grounds the reader in the foundations of cultural studies and cultural theory: language and semiology, ideology and power, mass and popular culture. Analyzes the central problems: identity, body, economy, globalization and empire. Introduces the latest developments on materiality, agency, technology and nature. Culture and Society is an invaluable guide for students navigating the dynamic debates and intellectual challenges of cultural studies. Its breadth and unparalleled coverage of theory will also ensure that it is read by anyone interested in questions of materiality and culture.

Language and Power

An Introduction to Institutional Discourse
Author: Andrea Mayr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487440
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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An overview of the field of institutional discourse, introducing the key theorists.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Linda Thomas,Shân Wareing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134661606
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317558235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 262
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Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. This fourth edition 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 – including material from social media and newspapers, cartoons, YouTube and television. Two new chapters which cover Linguistic Landscapes, including signs, graffiti and the internet; and Global Englishes, exploring variation in and attitudes to English around the world Updated and expanded student research projects and further reading sections for each chapter Brand new companion website that includes video and audio clips, links to articles and further reading for students and professors. Language, Society and Power is a must-read for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.

Media, Culture and Society

An Introduction
Author: Paul Hodkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473998352
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
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'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society' - Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & Communication, LSE Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced, and engaging style. Additions to the second edition include: A new chapter on advertising and sponsorship. Extensive revision and updating throughout all chapters. New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty. Greater emphasis on and examples of digital, interactive and mobile media throughout. Fully reworked chapter on media, community and difference. Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this second edition cements its reputation as the 'must have' text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society. Paul Hodkinson is a Reader at the University of Surrey

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Zdenek Salzmann,James Stanlaw,Nobuko Adachi
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0813349559
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries on the legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality


Author: Susan Ehrlich,Miriam Meyerhoff,Janet Holmes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119384206
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 688
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Significantly expanded and updated, the second edition of The Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexuality brings together a team of the leading specialists in the field to create a comprehensive overview of key historical themes and issues, along with methodologies and cutting-edge research topics. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk, presenting data and case studies from interactions in a range of social contexts and different communities Substantially updated for the second edition, including a new introduction, 24 newly-commissioned chapters, ten updated chapters, and a comprehensive index Includes new chapters on research in non-English speaking countries – from Asia to South America – and cutting-edge topics such as language, gender, and popular culture; language and sexual identities; and language, gender, and socio-phonetics New sections focus on key themes and issues in the field, such as methodological approaches to language and gender, incorporating new chapters on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and variation theory Provides unrivalled geographic coverage and an essential resource for a wide range of disciplines, from linguistics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to communication and gender studies

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication


Author: Jane Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136649530
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 632
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A comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of intercultural communication, drawing on the expertise of leading scholars from diverse backgrounds.

An Introduction to Multilingualism

Language in a Changing World
Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192508652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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This book offers an introduction to the many facets of multilingualism in a changing world. It begins with an overview of the multiplicity of human languages and their geographic distribution, before moving on to the key question of what multilingualism actually is and what is understood by terms such as 'mother tongue', 'native speaker', and 'speech community'. In the chapters that follow, Florian Coulmas systematically explores multilingualism with respect to the individual, institutions, cities, nations, and cyberspace. In each of these domains, the dynamics of language choice are undergoing changes as a result of economic, political, and cultural forces. Against this background, two chapters discuss the effects of linguistic diversity on the integration and separation of language and society, before a final chapter describes and assesses research methods for investigating multilingualism. Each chapter concludes with problems and questions for discussion, which place the topic in a real-world context. The book explores where, when, and why multilingualism came to be regarded as a problem, and why it presents a serious challenge for linguistic theory today. It provides the basic tools to analyse different kinds of multilingualism at both the individual and society level, and will be of interest to students of linguistics, sociology, education, and communication studies.

Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture and Personality


Author: Edward Sapir,David Goodman Mandelbaum
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520055940
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 617
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"For sheer brilliance Edward Sapir is unsurpassed by any American anthropologist, living or dead."--Cylde Kluckhohn, Harvard University

Culture and Power

A Media, Culture & Society Reader
Author: Paddy Scannell,Philip Schlesinger,Colin Sparks
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803986312
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 357
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This broad-ranging book presents an introduction to the issues and debates which are currently central to media studies, drawn from major articles published in the journal Media, Culture & Society in the period 1985 - 1991. The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, Culture and Power is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication


Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 768
View: 1995
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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

Language and Culture

Global Flows and Local Complexity
Author: Karen Risager
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853598585
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
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The book presents a new theory of the relationship between language and culture in a transnational and global perspective. The fundamental view is that languages spread across cultures, and cultures spread across languages, or in other words, that linguistic and cultural practices flow through social networks in the world along partially different paths and across national structures and communities.

Language and Social Identity


Author: John J. Gumperz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521288972
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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Throughout Western society there are now strong pressures for social and racial integration but, in spite of these, recent experience has shown that greater intergroup contact can actually reinforce social distinctions and ethnic stereotypes. The studies collected here examine, from a broad sociological perspective, the sorts of face-to-face verbal exchange that are characteristic of industrial societies, and the volume as a whole pointedly demonstrates the role played by communicative phenomena in establishing and reinforcing social identity. The method of analysis that has been adopted enables the authors to reveal and examine a centrally important but hitherto little discussed conversational mechanism: the subconscious processes of inference that result from situational factors, social presuppositions and discourse conventions. The theory of conversation and the method of analysis that inform the author's approach are discussed in the first two chapters, and the case studies themselves examine interviews, counselling sessions and similar formal exchanges involving contacts between a wide range of different speakers: South Asians, West Indians and native English speakers in Britain; English natives and Chinese in South-East Asia; Afro-Americans, Asians and native English speakers in the United States; and English and French speakers in Canada. The volume will be of importance to linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others with a professional interest in communication, and its findings will have far-reaching applications in industrial and community relations and in educational practice.

Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Applied Linguistic Research
Author: H. H. Stern
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194370653
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 582
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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.

Studying Society and Environment

A Guide for Teachers
Author: Rob Gilbert
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170122061
Category: Curriculum planning
Page: 338
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The twenty-first century raises important questions about the kind of education best suited to living in Australian society and its global context. Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) is a key part of the answer, and this book is an essential resource for those working in this learning area. It reviews the best theory and practice in planning curriculum and teaching in SOSE, and includes key teaching approaches relevant to Australian curricula. There are chapters on major curricular perspectives and conceptual strands, as well as on planning for teaching and assessment of key knowledge, processes, skills and values elements of SOSE. This third edition has been updated to incorporate recent developments in State syllabuses and frameworks, as well as relevant national curriculum projects, and includes new and expanded chapters on teaching thinking and experiential learning. A web site of additional supporting material accompanies the book. The book is designed both as an introduction to teaching for teacher education courses, and for practising teachers who are looking for an introductory guide to the latest theory and practice in the key learning area. It is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the development of Studies of Society and Environment in Australian schools.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Suzanne LaBelle,Berit Engy Henriksen,Eva Eppler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415576598
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 252
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`This all-new edition of a "classic" textbook provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date introduction to key concepts in sociolinguistics, written in an accessible and engaging style.' Michael Pearce, University of Sunderland, UK `This is, without a doubt, the most engaging and accessible introduction to the social and political dimensions of language use available.' Brenda Farnell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 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. While 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. Together these books provide the complete resource for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.