LINGUIST List 15.1772

Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics: Talbot et al (Eds)

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  1. Charlotte.Maxwell, Language and Power in the Modern World: Talbot, Atkinson, Atkinson (Eds)

Message 1: Language and Power in the Modern World: Talbot, Atkinson, Atkinson (Eds)

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 04:34:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <>
Subject: Language and Power in the Modern World: Talbot, Atkinson, Atkinson (Eds)

Title: Language and Power in the Modern World

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press

Book URL:

Editor: Mary Talbot, University of Sunderland
Editor: Karen Atkinson, University of Sunderland
Editor: David Atkinson, University of Limerick

Paperback: ISBN: 0748615385, Pages: 288, Price: U.K. � 16.99


This book explores key areas of modern society in which language is
used to form power and social relations. These are presented in five

Language and the Media
Language and Organisations
Language and Gender
Language and Youth
Multilingualism, Identity and Ethnicity

With a unique combination of selected readings and student-centred
tasks in a single volume, the book covers contemporary issues in
language and power, ranging from the global to the interpersonal. Each
area - and each reading chosen to explore it - is substantially
contextualised and discussed through a detailed introduction and then
followed up with related activities.

Each section comprises:

*a substantial, specific introduction which draws students' attention
 to key themes and issues relevant to its topic;
*a set of four or five selected readings which encourages students to
 locate critically these issues in context;
*a task, or set of tasks, obliging students to undertake 'hands-on'
 linguistic analysis of data and engage in more sophisticated
 discussion of pertinent issues.

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Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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