Language, Society and Power

Language, Society and Power : An Introduction

av Annabelle Mooney

Engelska, 2011
  • Sidor:252
  • Utgiven:2011
  • Utgivare:London ; New York : Routledge

`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.

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