Language, Society And Power / Edition 1

Language, Society And Power / Edition 1

by Linda Thomas, ShaI, n Wareing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415187451

ISBN-13: 9780415187459

Pub. Date: 05/27/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Language, Society and Power explores the extent to which language reflects and creates our perception of the world, and who makes decisions about what is appropriate language to use. Written in a lively and accessible way, each chapter provides a core introduction to a particular social or political issue in language study, such as ethnicity, gender, class, age,

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Language, Society and Power explores the extent to which language reflects and creates our perception of the world, and who makes decisions about what is appropriate language to use. Written in a lively and accessible way, each chapter provides a core introduction to a particular social or political issue in language study, such as ethnicity, gender, class, age, identity, the standard English debate, politics, and the media. The book contains numerous exercises, end of chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms. Language, Society and Power encourages the reader to look beyond the role of language as information exchange and to consider the wider issues of the relationship between language and culture. In this sense the book is highly interdisciplinary and will be essential for students of English language and linguistics from A-level upwards, and of great relevance to students of media, communication, and cultural studies, sociology and psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415187459
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/27/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Newspapers
Notes on contributors
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
1What is language and what does it do?1
2Language, thought and representation17
3Language and politics35
4Language and the media55
5Language and gender75
6Language and ethnicity93
7Language and age113
8Language and class133
9Language and identity157
10The standard English debate173
11Attitudes to language193
Glossary211
References223
Index231

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