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
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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

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.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Linda Thomas,Shân Wareing
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415187443
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 213
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Language, Society and Power explores the extent to which language reflects and creates our perception of the world, and who makes decisions about what is appropriate language to use. Written in a lively and accessible way, each chapter provides a core introduction to a particular social or political issue in language study, such as ethnicity, gender, class, age, identity, the standard English debate, politics, and the media. The book contains numerous exercises, end of chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms. Language, Society and Power encourages the reader to look beyond the role of language as information exchange and to consider the wider issues of the relationship between language and culture. In this sense the book is highly interdisciplinary and will be essential for students of English language and linguistics from A-level upwards, and of great relevance to students of media, communication, and cultural studies, sociology and psychology.

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.

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.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics


Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118732405
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Thoroughly updated and revised, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition presents a comprehensive and fully updated introduction to the study of the relationship between language and society. Building on Ronald Wardhaugh's classic text, co-author Janet Fuller has updated this seventh edition throughout with new discussions exploring language and communities, language and interaction, and sociolinguistic variation, as well as incorporating numerous new exercises and research ideas for today's students. Taking account of new research from the field, the book explores exciting new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology, and includes new chapters on pragmatics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics and education. With an emphasis on using examples from languages and cultures around the world, chapters address topics including social and regional dialects, multilingualism, discourse and pragmatics, variation, language in education, and language policy and planning. A new companion website including a wealth of additional online material, as well as a glossary and a variety of new exercises and examples, helps further illuminate the ideas presented in the text. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition continues to be the most indispensable and accessible introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for students in applied and theoretical linguistics, education, and anthropology.

Languages in Africa

Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Education
Author: Elizabeth C. Zsiga,One Tlale Boyer,Ruth Kramer
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626161534
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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People in many African communities live within a series of concentric circles when it comes to language. In a small group, a speaker uses an often unwritten and endangered mother tongue that is rarely used in school. A national indigenous language—written, widespread, sometimes used in school—surrounds it. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher education, and promises mobility—and yet it will not be well known by its users. The essays in Languages in Africa explore the layers of African multilingualism as they affect language policy and education. Through case studies ranging across the continent, the contributors consider multilingualism in the classroom as well as in domains ranging from music and film to politics and figurative language. The contributors report on the widespread devaluing and even death of indigenous languages. They also investigate how poor teacher training leads to language-related failures in education. At the same time, they demonstrate that education in a mother tongue can work, linguists can use their expertise to provoke changes in language policies, and linguistic creativity thrives in these multilingual communities.

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, 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.

Introducing Cultural Studies


Author: Elaine Baldwin
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131232839
Category: Social Science
Page: 467
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This revised edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories and latest research in the expanding field of Cultural Studies. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, the text begins with a presentation of cultural theory and then looks at different dimensions of culture in detail, including coverage of important topics like space, time, politics, the body and visual culture. Introducing Cultural Studies provides undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, Social Studies, Communication and Media Studies - with a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies
Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526768
Category: Nature
Page: 488
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

The Language of Crime and Deviance

An Introduction to Critical Linguistic Analysis in Media and Popular Culture
Author: Andrea Mayr,David Machin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441198911
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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There is now a long tradition of academic literature in media studies and criminology that has analysed how we come to think about crime, deviance and punishment. This book for the first time deals specifically with the role of language in this process, showing how critical linguistic analysis can provide further crucial insights into media representations of crime and criminals. Through case studies the book develops a toolkit for the analysis of language and images in examples taken from a range of media. Â The Language of Crimeand Deviance covers spoken, written and visual media discourses and focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice, including media constructions of young people and women; media and the police, 'reality' crime shows; corporate crime; prison and drugs.It is therefore a welcome and valuable contribution to the fields of linguistics, criminology, media and cultural studies.

Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US

An Introduction
Author: Susan Tamasi,Lamont Antieau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579052
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 380
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This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.

An Introduction to Communication Studies


Author: Sheila Steinberg
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702172618
Category: Communication
Page: 341
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In this introductory textbook, the author contextualises approaches and theories on cornmunication studies by making use of local examples from the mass media, as well as relevant political and social experiences. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides students with a strong foundation in communication while the second focuses on the areas of specialisation within communication studies. Each chapter starts with the learning Outcomes and a short overview of the chapter. Students can monitor their learning by using the summaries and 'test yourself' questions at the end of every chapter. Scenarios provide examples of how the theory can be applied in practice. This makes for a learner-friendly and accessible book which will prove invaluable to Students and professionals alike. Beginner students majoring in Communication Studies, as well as those studying towards various degrees or qualifications where communication is a prerequisite will find this book useful.

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition


Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621665
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education


Author: A. Archakis,V. Tsakona
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264993
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this study proposes an analytical model focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories. This model is further exploited in language teaching to cultivate students' cultural sensitivity and critical literacy.

History and Perspectives of Language Study

Papers in honor of Ranko Bugarski. .
Author: Olga Mišeska Tomi?,Milorad Radovanovi?
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027299633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
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Each of the contributions in this volume expresses in some way the hope that it is possible to achieve an integrity of linguistics, understood as a science of man, in its psychological, sociological, pragmatic and cultural context. The first section focuses on the history of language study, the second section on the integrative description of facets of language, and the last section on the need for the study of language in context.

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom


Author: Dr. Michelle Kohler
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783093080
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for practice. To date, there has been little exploration of how teachers mediate language and culture learning from an intercultural perspective, and what underlies their mediation practices in terms of their conceptions of intercultural language teaching and learning. This book offers an account of what teachers are thinking, feeling and doing as they enact an intercultural perspective on language teaching and learning.

Sociolinguistics

An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society
Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110141894
Category: Sociolinguistics
Page: N.A
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The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory


Author: Paul Wake,Simon Malpas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134123272
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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Now in a fully updated second edition The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory is an indispensible guide for anyone approaching the field for the first time. Exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines through a series of 11 critical essays and a dictionary of key names and terms, this book examines some of the most complex and fundamental theories in modern scholarship including: Marxism Trauma Theory Ecocriticism Psychoanalysis Feminism Posthumanism Gender and Queer Theory Structuralism Narrative Postcolonialism Deconstruction Postmodernism With three new essays, an updated introduction, further reading and a wealth of new dictionary entries, this text is an indispensible guide for all students of the theoretically informed arts, humanities and social sciences.