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Wed Jun 9 1999

Books: New Series in Sociolinguistics

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  1. Lisa Natascha Barrett, New Series: LPSP: Language, Power, and Social Process

Message 1: New Series: LPSP: Language, Power, and Social Process

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 09:22:55 +0200
From: Lisa Natascha Barrett <>
Subject: New Series: LPSP: Language, Power, and Social Process


New Series from Mouton de Gruyter

L P S P: Language, Power and Social Process

Edited by Monica Heller and Richard J. Watts

Aim of the series: The new series for Mouton de Gruyter aims at
contributing to the development of new approaches in the sociolinguistic
and linguistic anthropological study of social issues and social

Themes to be addressed: The series will contain critical analyses of
language and power in social processes and will highlight substantive,
theoretical and methodological dimensions of sociolinguistic
research.The series will include monographs as well as edited volumes.

Frequency: Two to three volumes per year.

Of interest to: The readers will be newcomers to the field as well as
specialists looking for accounts which attend to the complexities and
ambiguities of language use in concrete social situations and which also
contribute to the development of reflexive research practices and of
general social theory. It will be of use in both undergraduate and
graduate teaching and will be priced accordingly.

Available in cloth and paperback.

The first three volumes will be published in Summer 1999:

Talk, Work and Institutional Order
Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings
Edited by Srikant Sarangi and Celia Roberts
1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. Approx. 400 pages.
Paperback. DM 48,00/oeS 350,00/sFr 45,00/US$ 24.95
ISBN 3110157225
Cloth. DM 148,00/oeS 1080,00/sFr 132,00/US$ 89.95
ISBN 3110157233
 This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to talk and its role in
creating workplace practice and relationships. Analytic tools drawn from
ethnography, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics and
discourse analysis illuminate a range of workplace discourses from
medical, mediation and management settings (e.g., hospital rounds,
divorce mediation, enterprise bargaining).

Language Ideological Debates
Edited by Jan Blommaert
1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. Approx. 400 pages.
Paperback. DM 48,00/oeS 350,00/sFr 45,00/US$ 24.95
ISBN 3110163497
Cloth. DM 148,00/oeS 1080,00/sFr 132,00/approx. US$ 93.00
ISBN 3110163500
 Language-Ideological Debates presents analyses of historically
situated discursive events -- debates -- during which ideas about
language are formed, articulated, and authoritatively entextualized. The
studies cover cases as diverse as Corsica, the US, Singapore, and Congo.
Based on detailed empirical analyses, the book intends to fuel the
theoretical discussion on language, history, and society.

Alexandra Jaffe
Ideologies in Action
Language Politics on Corsica
1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. Approx. 336 pages.
Paperback. DM 48,00/oeS 350,00/sFr 45,00/US$ 24.95
ISBN 3110164442
Cloth. DM 148,00/oeS 1080,00/sFr 132,00/US$ 89.95
ISBN 3110164450
 In Corsica, spelling contests, road signs, bilingual education bills
and Corsican language newscasts leave language planners and ordinary
speakers deeply divided over how to define what \147counts\148 as Corsican and
how it is connected with cultural identity. In Ideologies in Action,
Alexandra Jaffe explores the complex interrelationship between
linguistic ideologies and practices on the French island of Corsica.
This detailed exploration of the ideological and political underpinnings
of three decades of language planning raises fundamental questions about
what it means to \147save\148 a minority language, and the way in which
specific cultural, political, and ideological contexts shape the
\147success\148 and \147failures\148 of linguistic engineering efforts.

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