Examines how language shapes and is shaped by our identity.
Table of Contents
Introduction - The Historical and Theoretical Background Part I: The Social Knowledge System 1. Structures and Functions 2. The Social Learning Process: Intersubjectivity 3. 'Culture' as Knowledge: Cultural Markers Part II: Identity 4. Social Identity: You are what you know 5. Membershipping Practices, Phatic Communion and Greetings 6. Rearing Practices Part III: 'The Stranger' 7. Ethnicity 8. Compensation Strategies 9. Pragmatic Failure 10. The Bilingual Child and the 'Language Learner' Part IV: Reconfiguring Identities 11. Globalisation and Verbal Hygiene 12. Ethos and the Communicative Virtues Conclusion
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