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Society and language use by JГјrgen Jaspers

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Published by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Jürgen Jaspers, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren
SeriesHandbook of pragmatics highlights -- v. 7
LC ClassificationsP99.4.P72 S66 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24452999M
ISBN 109789027207845, 9789027289162
LC Control Number2010022884

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This book uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating frameworks from sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology and emerging strands of research on language and new media, to demonstrate the relationship between language, society, thought, and culture to students with little to no background in Reviews: 2.   This book challenges basic concepts that have informed the study of sociolinguistics since its inception in the s. It challenges the modernist positivist perspective of the field that has treated languages and speech communities as bounded and the idealized native speaker as the ultimate authority. In its place it proposes a critical poststructuralist perspective that examines the socio. Language and Society Language is indissolubly linked with the members of the society Topics covered include domains of language use, lan-guage change, code-switching, speech as social action and the in this book, and the scholars on whose research it depends. Language use in society applies to all groups, young and old, male and female, rural and urban. Indeed because the majority of inhabitants of western countries now live in cities and because such concentrations of people tend to induce high amounts of language variation, sociolinguists are more often than not concerned with language use in cities.

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