The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology / Edition 1

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When originally published in 1993 the first edition of this book was widely acknowledged as a definitive text in the field.The New Handbook builds on this success to provide updated reviews of many of the important theoretical and practical areas in which progress has been achieved in the last decade. It has also been expanded to contain additional material on the integra ion of verbal and non-verbal features in communication,and how such systems work,especially in applied settings and social relationships.

With its strong reviews,the new Handbook of Language and Social Psychology provides rapid access to a social psychological perspective for linguists, anthropologists,sociologists, and other academics concerned with language.

- Completely updated edition of the definitive handbook on language and social psychology.
- Expanded range of topics covered.
- Provides state-of-the-art reviews of many of the important theoretical and practical areas in which progress has recently been achieved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471490968
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/26/2001
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Prologue (W. Robinson).


Language in Communication: Frames of Reference (W. Robinson).

Communication Accommodation Theory (C. Shepard, et al.).

Discrepancy Arousal Theory and Cognitive Valence Theory (L. Guerrero, et al.).

Expectancy Theories (J. Burgoon & M. Burgoon).

Discursive Social Psychology (J. Potter & D. Edwards).

Storytelling: The Power of Narrative Communication and Interpretation (Sunwolf & L. Frey).

Language Attitudes: Retrospect, Conspect, and Prospect (J. Bradac, et al.).


Towards a Comprehensive Model of Non-Verbal Communication (M. Patterson).

Miscommunication and Communication Failure (C. Berger).

Conversation (B. Slugoski & D. Hilton).

Facework (C. MacMartin, et al.).


Arguing (M. Billig).

Patronizing (M. Hummert & E. Ryan).

Deceiving (J. Tornqvist, et al.).

Accounting (R. Buttny & G. Morris).

Negotiating (S. Wilson, et al.).

Gossiping (N. Emler).


Politeness (T. Holtgraves).

Power (S. Ng & S. Reid).

Interpersonal Relations (E. Sahlstein & S. Duck).

The Observation of Marital Interaction (N. Roberts & P. Noller).


Multilingual Communication (I. Sachdev & R. Bourhis).

A Layered Approach to Ethnicity, Language and Communication (M. Hecht, et al.).

Towards a Social Theory of Gender (L. Coates & T. Johnson).

Language, Ageing and Ageism (N. Coupland & J. Coupland).


Second Language Mystery (R. Clement & R. Gardner).

Communication, Relationships and Health (M. Fitzpatrick & A. Vangelisti).

Language, Law and Power (W. O'Barr).

Active Patients as Powerful Communicators (R. Street).

Communication in Organizations: An Intergroup Perspective (J. Gardner, et al.).

Language and the Media: An Emerging Field for Social Psychology (P. Lunt & S. Livingstone).

Social Psychological Theories of Computer-Mediated Communication: Social Pain or Social Gain (R. Spears, et al.).

Epilogue: Jennifer Fortman and Howard Giles.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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