LINGUIST List 11.49

Thu Jan 13 2000

Books: Sociolinguistics & anthropological Linguistics

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  1. Mike Groseth, New OUP TItles in Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

Message 1: New OUP TItles in Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 15:26:29 -0500
From: Mike Groseth <MJGOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: New OUP TItles in Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

BEYOND EBONICS: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice
John Baugh, Stanford University

The media frenzy surrounding the 1996 resolution by the Oakland School
Board brought public attention to the term "Ebonics", however the idea
remains a mystery to most. John Baugh, a well-known African-American
linguist and education expert, offers an accessible explanation of the
origins of the term, the linguistic reality behind the hype, and the
politics behind the outcry on both sides of the debate. Using a
non-technical, first-person style, and bringing in many of his own
personal experiences, Baugh debunks many commonly-held notions about
the way African-Americans speak English, and the result is a nuanced
and balanced portrait of a fraught subject. This volume should appeal
to students and scholars in anthropology, linguistics, education,
urban studies, and African-American studies

February 2000 176 pp.; 5 halftones, & 3 line illus
0-19-512046-9 $29.95

Oxford University Press
Tariq Rahman, Quaid-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan has had many conflicts involving language. The various
language movements have sometimes led to rioting and always to
assertions of ethnic identity. This book presents a comprehensive
analysis, supported by statistical evidence, of the intimate linkages
between language, politics, and ethnicity in Pakistan.

July 1999 336 pp.; 2 line illus
0-19-579146-0 $26.95

Oxford University Press
Daniel Nettle, Merton College, Oxford

There are some 6,500 different languages in the world. This book
investigates why diversity arose, how it relates to the origins and
evolution of language and culture, and whether the uneven distribution
of human languages may be linked with patterns of human geography and
history. Daniel Nettle draws on work in anthropology, linguistics,
geography, archeology, and evolutionary science to explain linguistic

July 1999 184 pp.; 22 figs
0-19-823857-6 paper $19.95
0-19-823858-4 cloth $65.00

Oxford University Press
LANGUAGE IN TIME: The Rhythm and Tempo of Spoken Interaction
Peter Auer, University of Hamburg, Germany, Elizabeth Couper-K�hlen,
University of Konstanz, Germany, and Frank M�ller, University of
Mannhaim, Germany

(Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

The authors here promote the reintroduction of temporality into the
description and analysis of spoken interaction. They argue that spoken
words are, in fact, temporal objects and that unless linguists
consider how they are delivered within the context of time, they will
not capture the full meaning of situated language use. Their approach
is rigorously empirical, with analyses of English, German, and Italian
rhythm, all grounded in sequences of actual talk-in-interaction.

August 1999 256 pp.; 7 line illus
0-19-510928-7 $65.00

Oxford University Press
REINVENTING IDENTITIES: The Gendered Self in Discourse
Edited by Mary Bucholtz, Texas A&M University, A. C. Liang, and Laurel
A. Sutton

(Studies in Language and Gender)

Talk is crucial to the way our identities are constructed, altered,
and defended. Feminist scholars in particular have only begun to
investigate how deeply language reflects and shapes who we think we
are. This volume of previously unpublished essays, the first in the
new series Studies in Language and Gender, advances that effort by
bringing together leading feminist scholars in the area of language
and gender, including Deborah Tannen, Jennifer Coates, and Marcyliena
Morgan, as well as rising younger scholars. Topics explored include
African-American drag queens, gender and class on the shopping
channel, and talk in the workplace.

Contents: Introduction: Bad Examples: Transgression and Progress in
Language and Gender Studies, Mary Bucholtz Part 1: Identity as
Invention 1. No Woman No Cry: Claiming African American Women's Place,
Marcyliena Morgan 2. Coherent Identities amid Heterosexist Ideologies:
Deaf and Hearing Lesbian Coming-Out Stories, Kathleen M. Wood 3. Good
Guys and "Bad" Girls: Identity Construction by Latina and Latino
Student Writers, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana 4. Constructing the
Irrational Woman: Narrative Interaction and Agoraphobic Identity, Lisa
Capps 5. Cnotextualizing the Exotic Few: Gender Dichotomies in
Lakhota, Sara Trechter Part 2: Identity as Ideology 6. Changing
Femininities: The Talk of Teenage Girls, Jennifer Coates 7. Rebaking
the Pie: The WOMAN AS DESSERT Metaphor, Caitlin Hines 8. All Media are
Created Equal: Do-It-Yourself Identity in Alternative Publishing,
Laurel A. Sutton 9. Strong Language, Strong Actions: Native American
Women Writing against Federal Authority, Rebecca J. Dobkins
10. "Opening the Door of Paradise a Cubit": Educated Tunisian Women,
Embodied Linguistic Practices, and Theories of Language and Gender,
Keith Walters Part 3: Identity as Ingenuity 11. The Display of
(Gendered) Identities in Talk at Work, Deborah Tannen 12. Gender,
Context, and the Narrative Construction of Identity: Rethinking Models
of "Women's Narrative", Patricia E. Sawin 13. Language, Socialization,
and Silence in Gay Adolescence, William Leap 14. Turn-Initial No:
Collaborative Opposition among Latina Adolescents, Norma
Mendoza-Denton 15. Conversationally Implicating Lesbian and Gay
Identity, A.C. Liang 16. Indexing Polyphonous Identity in the Speech
of African American Drag Queens, Rusty Barrett 17. "She Sired Six
Children": Feminist Experiments with Linguistic Gender, Anna Livia
18. Purchasing Power: The Gender and Class Imaginary on the Shopping
Channel, Mary Bucholtz 19. Folklore and "News at 6": Gendered
Discourse Domains and Language Planning, Colleen Cotter
20. Constructing Opposition within Girls' Games, Marjorie Harness
Goodwin Index

September 1999 448 pp.; 14 figs
0-19-512630-0 paper $35.00
0-19-512629-7 cloth $65.00

Oxford University Press
Cynthia B. Roy

(Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)

This book studies interpreting between languages as a discourse
process and as about managing communication between two people who do
not speak a common language. Roy examines the turn exchanges of a
face-to-face interpreted event in order to offer a definition of
interpreted events, describe the process of taking turns with an
interpreter, and account for the role of the interpreter in terms of
the performance in interaction.

November 1999 152 pp.
0-19-511948-7 $35.00

Oxford University Press

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