Language Society and Power

Language  Society and Power

This book is an accessible introduction to studying language in a variety of social contexts, examining the ways language functions, how it influences the way we view society and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender.

Author: Annabelle Mooney

Publisher:

ISBN: 041578624X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Language, Society and Power is an accessible introduction to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences the way we view society and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. The fifth edition of this popular textbook features:  Updated chapters with new activities;  Examples that include material related to youth language, computer-mediated communication, texting and electronic communication;  New material on online mass media, fake news and Twitter as a form of political agency;  More discussion of social media, social networking, memes and mobile communication;  An introduction to the concepts of translanguaging and superdiversity;  An expanded Gender chapter that questions binary gender identities;  A companion website which includes more video material to support learning as students make their way through the book. Language, Society and Power assumes no linguistic background among readers, and is a must-read for all students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology who are studying language and society for the first time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Society and Power

Language  Society and Power

This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered how language influences thought, how language impacts on our daily life, and how power is perpetuated through language.

Author: Linda Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415187442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Society and Power

Language  Society and Power

An Introduction Linda Thomas, Shan Wareing, Jason Jones, Joanna Thornborrow Ishtla Singh, Jean Stilwell Peccei. Language,. Society. and. Power. 'Undoubtedly the best activity-based and most reader-friendly introduction to central issues ...

Author: Linda Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415303934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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'This is a book written by real academics, drawing articulately on their own research interests, and using an excellent range of twenty-first century examples to give the book a lively, contemporary feel. The extensive textual analysis is far superior to some of the banal tasks often found in introductory textbooks.' âMartin Conboy,University of Sheffield, UK Language, Society and Powerlooks at the ways in which language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It seeks to answer such questions as: How can a language reflect the status of children and older people? Do men and women talk differently? How can our use of language mark our ethnic identity? The book also looks at language use in politics and the media and examines how language affects and constructs our identities, exploring notions of correctness and attitudes towards language use. This second edition includes recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: new and engaging examples drawn from everyday life: conversation transcripts, novels including Ian McEwan'sAtonement, television and the internet new activities designed to give students a real understanding of the topic an international perspective with examples from the world's press, includingThe Washington Post,TheDaily MailandTheNew Zealand Listener updated and expanded further reading sections and glossary. Language, Society and Powerremains an essential introductory text for students of English language and linguistics, and will also be of use to students of media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Society and Power

Language  Society and Power

Praise for this edition: 'Language Society and Power stands out as the most exciting and unique introductory textbook available, primarily because it engages students where they live – this is language in the real world!

Author: Annabelle Mooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317558231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. This fourth edition has been completely revised to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: A range of new and engaging international examples drawn from everyday life – including material from social media and newspapers, cartoons, YouTube and television. Two new chapters which cover Linguistic Landscapes, including signs, graffiti and the internet; and Global Englishes, exploring variation in and attitudes to English around the world Updated and expanded student research projects and further reading sections for each chapter Brand new companion website that includes video and audio clips, links to articles and further reading for students and professors. Language, Society and Power is a must-read for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Culture and Society

Language  Culture  and Society

New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary.

Author: James Stanlaw

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813350603

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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What do linguistic anthropologists do? Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, professors and students have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition continues the original “Americanist” vision of linguistic anthropology while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the twenty-first century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create—and is created by—identity. New to this seventh edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, updated discussion questions and resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary of terms to help orient readers. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact with one another. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been updated to include an examination of Latin-American English vernacular. This seventh edition continues on the legacy of Language, Culture, and Society as the premier textbook for linguistic anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Language in Use

Introducing Language in Use

Thomas, J. (1995) Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics, Harlow: Longman. Thomas, L., Wareing, S., Singh, I., Peccei, J.S., Thornborrow, J. and Jones, J. (2004) Language, Society and Power: An Introduction, 2nd edn, ...

Author: Aileen Bloomer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415291781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 491

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Introducing Language in Use is a comprehensive coursebook for students new to the study of language and linguistics. Written by a highly experienced team of teachers, this coursebook is lively and accessible, interactive and above all produced with students firmly in mind. Drawing on a vast range of data and examples of language in its many forms, the book provides students with the tools they need to analyse real language in diverse contexts. Designed to be highly adaptable for course use, the authors suggest a range of different routes through the book. Introducing Language in Use: covers all the core areas and topics of language study: language, semiotics and communication, grammar, phonetics, words, semantics, variety in language, history of English, world Englishes, multilingualism, psycholinguistics, child language acquisition, conversation analysis, pragmatics, power and politeness, language in education has chapters contributed by John Field and Sushie Dobbinson, expanding the range of expertise adopts a 'how to' approach, encouraging students to apply their knowledge as they learn it presents many examples, drawn from varied domains (including conversation, advertising and text messaging), always giving precedence to real language in use includes activities throughout the text with commentaries, summaries, suggestions for further reading and an extensive glossary of terms features a final unit which offers students further practice in analysing language in use is supported by a companion website, offering extra resources for students and instructors This will be an essential coursebook for all introductory courses in English language, language and communication and linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity Noor Azam Haji-Othman, James McLellan, David Deterding ... S. Wareing, I. Singh, J. S. Peccei, J. Thornborrow & J. Jones (Eds.), Language, society and power: An introduction (pp. 117– 134).

Author: Noor Azam Haji-Othman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811008535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 285

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This book provides an overview of the linguistic situation in Brunei, including a historical overview and a synopsis of the current education system. It investigates pronunciation, particularly the intelligibility of Brunei English and the vowels of Brunei Mandarin, and it also describes the acquisition of Malay grammar, Malay politeness strategies, the use of language online, language in the courts, a comparison of Malay and English newspapers, the language of shop signs, the status of Dusun, and lastly, English literature in Brunei.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Verbal Hygiene

Verbal Hygiene

Deborah Cameron. www.routledge.com/linguistics Also from Routledge... Language, Society & Power: An Introduction By Annabelle Mooney, Jean Stilwell Peccel, Suzanne LaBelle, Berit Engey Henriksen, Eva Eppler, Anthea Irwin Pia Pichler.

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136342073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 353

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In Verbal Hygiene, Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use. Instead of dismissing the practice of ‘verbal hygiene’, as a misguided and pernicious exercise, she argues that popular discourse about language values – good and bad, right and wrong – serves an important function for those engaged in it. A series of case studies deal with specific examples of verbal hygiene: the regulation of ‘style’ by editors, the teaching of English grammar in schools, the movements for and against so-called ‘politically correct’ language and the advice given to women on how they can speak more effectively. This Routledge Linguistics Classic includes a new foreword which looks at how the issues covered in the case studies have developed over time and a new afterword which discusses new concerns which have emerged in the last 15 years, from the regimentation of language in the workplace to panics about immigration and terrorism, which are expressed in linguistic terms. Addressed to linguists, to professional language-users of all kinds, and to anyone interested in language and culture, Verbal Hygiene calls for legitimate concerns about language and value to be discussed, by experts and lay-speakers alike, in a rational and critical spirit.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Code Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

Code Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

11 Jason Jones and Jean Stillwell Peccei, Language and Politics, in Linda Thomas, Shân Wareing, Ishtla Singh, Jean Stilwell Peccei, Joanna Thornborrow and Jason Jones, Language, Society and Power: An Introduction, 2nd edn (London: ...

Author: Sirkku Aaltonen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351613682

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage challenges the general assumption that language is only one of the codes employed in a theatrical performance; Sirkku Aaltonen changes the perspective to the audience, foregrounding the chosen language variety as a trigger for their reactions. Theatre is ‘the most public of arts’, closely interwoven with contemporary society, and language is a crucial tool for establishing order. In this book, Aaltonen explores the ways in which chosen languages on stage can lead to rejection or tolerance in diglossic situations, where one language is considered unequal to another. Through a selection of carefully chosen case studies, the socio-political rather than artistic motivation behind code-choice emerges. By identifying common features of these contexts and the implications of theatre in the wider world, this book sheds light on high versus low culture, the role of translation, and the significance of traditional and emerging theatrical conventions. This intriguing study encompassing Ireland, Scotland, Quebec, Finland and Egypt, cleverly employs the perspective of familiarising the foreign and is invaluable reading for those interested in theatre and performance, translation, and the connection between language and society.
Categories: Performing Arts

Escaping the Global Village

Escaping the Global Village

Taylor , Verta . “ Social Movement Continuity : The Women's Movement in Abeyance . ” American Sociological Review 54 , no . 3 ( 1989 ) : 761-775 . Thomas , Linda and Shan Wareing , eds . Language , Society and Power : An Introduction .

Author: Niamh Hourigan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739109278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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In the face of expanding global media, Europe's linguistic minorities have begun to resist the homogenizing forces of television. This book documents and analyzes the Irish campaign for an alternative Irish-language television service.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines