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A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar
     

A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar

by Julie Lindquist
 

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Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original contribution to the field. She examines how regular patrons argue about political issues in order to

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Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original contribution to the field. She examines how regular patrons argue about political issues in order to create a group identity centered around political ideology. She also shows how their political arguments are actually a rhetorical genre, one which creates a delicate balance between group solidarity and individual identity, as well as a tenuous and ambivalent sense of class identity.

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ISBN-13:
9780195140378
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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