LANGUAGE, SOCIETY AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION

LANGUAGE, SOCIETY AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION

By: Thomas, Linda

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Language, Society and Power looks at the ways in which language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, cl ass and gender. It seeks to answer such questions as: How can a language re flect the status of children and older people? Do men and women talk differ ently? 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 a ffects and constructs our identities, exploring notions of correctness and attitudes towards language use. This edition has been updated to include re cent developments in theory and research. It features: *new examples from e veryday life: conversation transcripts, novels including Ian McEwan's Atone ment , television and the Internet *new activities designed to give student s a real understanding of the topic *an international perspective, with exa mples from the world's press, including The Washington Post , the Daily Mai l and the New Zealand Listener *updated and expanded further reading sectio ns and glossary. Language, Society and Power remains an essential introduct ory text for students of English language and linguistics. It will also be useful for students of media, communication, cultural studies, sociology an d psychology.

Title: LANGUAGE, SOCIETY AND POWER: AN INTRODUCTION

Author Name: Thomas, Linda

Categories: Education & Careers,

Publisher: Routledge: 2003

ISBN Number: 041530394X

ISBN Number 13: 9780415303941

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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