Language in Late Modernity: Interaction in an Urban School

Language in Late Modernity: Interaction in an Urban School

by Ben Rampton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521011973

ISBN-13: 9780521011976

Pub. Date: 06/26/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The study of teenagers in the classroom, and how they interact with one another and their teachers, can tell us a great deal about late-modern (contemporary) society. In this revealing account, Ben Rampton presents the extensive sociolinguistic research he carried out in an inner-city high school. Through his vivid analysis of classroom talk, he offers answers to some…  See more details below

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The study of teenagers in the classroom, and how they interact with one another and their teachers, can tell us a great deal about late-modern (contemporary) society. In this revealing account, Ben Rampton presents the extensive sociolinguistic research he carried out in an inner-city high school. Through his vivid analysis of classroom talk, he offers answers to some important contemporary questions: does social class still count for young people, or is it in demise? Are traditional authority relationships in schools being undermined? How is this affected by popular media culture? His study, which provides numerous transcripts and three extensive case studies, introduces new ways of perceiving established ideas in sociolinguistics, such as identity, insecurity, the orderliness of classroom talk and the experience of learning at school. In doing so, Rampton shows how work in sociolinguistics can contribute to some major current debates in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521011976
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/26/2008
Series:
Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,347,345
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Late modern language, interaction and schooling3
2Talk in class at central high41
3Popular culture in the classroom94
4Deutsch in improvised performance137
5Ritual in the instruction and inversion of German173
6Language and class I : theoretical orientations215
7Language and class II : empirical preliminaries239
8Schooling, class and stylisation269
9Classed subjectivities in interaction325
10Reflections on generalisation, theory and knowledge construction385

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