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Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces
     

Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces

by Jacqueline Lindenfeld
 

ISBN-10: 9027250170

ISBN-13: 9789027250179

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the ethnography of

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This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the ethnography of communication, urban anthropology and symbolic interactionism: all three lines of inquiry converge here to highlight the social and symbolic dimensions of traditional street markets in modern urban France, with primary focus on the role of speech in sociability. A major source of inspiration is interactional sociolinguistics which considers language as an activity performed by social actors for specific purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027250179
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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