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Tue Dec 17 2002

Books: Sociolinguistics: Lindquist

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  1. bartonm, A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion...

Message 1: A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion...

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 17:27:37 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion...

Title: A Place to Stand
Subtitle: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Julie Lindquist, University of Southern Mississippi,

Hardback: ISBN: 0195140370, Pages: 216 pp, Price: $ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0195140389, Pages: 216 pp, Price: $ 29.95

Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class
culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken
language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography
of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original
contribution to the field. She examines how regular patrons argue
about political issues in order to create a group identity centered
around political ideology. She also shows how their political
arguments are actually a rhetorical genre, one which creates a
delicate balance between group solidarity and individual identity, as
well as a tenuous and ambivalent sense of class identity.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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