Language and Social Identity / Edition 2

Language and Social Identity / Edition 2

by John J. Gumperz
     
 

A collection of case studies based on close analysis of different face-to-face verbal exchanges characteristic of modern industrial society. They illustrate the way discourse conventions and situational and social factors affect conversational inferences. See more details below

Overview

A collection of case studies based on close analysis of different face-to-face verbal exchanges characteristic of modern industrial society. They illustrate the way discourse conventions and situational and social factors affect conversational inferences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521288972
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1983
Series:
Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; A note on conventions; 1. Introduction: language and the communication of social identity John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz; 2. Thematic structure and progression in discourse John J. Gumperz, Gurinder Aulakh and Hannah Kaltman; 3. Discovering connections Arpita Mishra; 4. Inscrutability revisited Linda Wai Ling Young; 5. Negotiating interpretations in interethnic settings Mark Hansell and Cheryl Seabrook Ajirotutu; 6. Strategies and counterstrategies in the use of yes-no questions in discourse Adrian Bennett; 7. Negotiations of language choice in Montreal Monica S. Heller; 8. Performance and ethnic style in job interviews F. Niyi Akinnaso and Cheryl Seabrook Ajirotutu; 9. Interethnic communication in committee negotiations John J. Gumperz and Jenny Cook-Gumperz; 10. Fact and inference in courtroom testimony John J. Gumperz; 11. A cultural approach to male-female miscommunication Daniel N. Maltz and Ruth A. Borker; 12. Ethnic style in male-female conversation Deborah Tannen; 13. Language and disadvanage: the hidden process T. C. Jupp, Celia Roberts and Jenny Cook-Gumperz; Bibliography; Subject index; Author index.

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