LINGUIST List 15.2936

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Books: Sociolinguistics/Pragmatics: Jaworski et al (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Metalanguage: Jaworski, Coupland, Galasinski (Eds)

Message 1: Metalanguage: Jaworski, Coupland, Galasinski (Eds)

Date: 12-Oct-2004
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Metalanguage: Jaworski, Coupland, Galasinski (Eds)

Title: Metalanguage 
 Subtitle: Social and Ideological Perspectives 
 Series Title: Language, Power and Social Process 11  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
 Book URL: ;
 Editor: Adam Jaworski
 Editor: Nikolas Coupland
 Editor: Dariusz Galasinski
 Hardback: ISBN: 311017877X Pages: viii, 324 Price: U.S. $ 88.00 Comment: Euro: 88.00
 Paperback: ISBN: 3110178788 Pages: viii, 324 Price: U.S. $ 32.95 Comment: Euro:
 "Metalanguage" brings together new, original contributions on people's
 knowledge about language and representations of language, e.g,
 representations of dialects, styles, utterances, stances and goals in
 relation to sociolinguistic theory, sociolinguistic accounts of language
 variation, and accounts of linguistic usage. Drawing on a variety of data
 sources such as lay and linguists' metalanguage, the media, parliamentary
 debates, education, and retail shopping, the book comprises four sections
 and an integrative commentary. The main thematic parts deal with
 metalanguage in relation to the following issues: the theory of
 metalanguage, ideology, social evaluation, and stylization. Other key
 themes discussed include constructionism, identity formation, in- and
 out-grouping, deception, discrimination, manipulation, and the increasing
 semiotization of the socio-cultural landscape. Apart from the strictly
 linguistic concerns, some contributions focus on discourse in a broader
 sense examining meta-commentary construed in modalities other than language.
 The book follows from and complements a great tradition of the study of
 metalanguage, reflexivity, and metapragmatics, and offers a new,
 integrating perspective from various fields of sociolingustics: perceptual
 dialectology, variationism, pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, and
 social semiotics. The broad range of theoretical issues and accessible
 style of writing will appeal to advanced students and researchers in
 sociolinguistics and in other disciplines across the social sciences and
 humanities including linguists, communication researchers, anthropologists,
 sociologists, social psychologists, critical and social theorists. The book
 includes chapters by Deborah Cameron, Nikolas Coupland, Dariusz Galasinski,
 Peter Garrett, Adam Jaworski, Tore Kristiansen, Ulrike Hanna Meinhof,
 Dennis Preston, Theo van Leeuwen, Kay Richardson, Itesh Sachdev, Angie
 Williams, and John Wilson.
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 Fax: +49 (0)7071 - 93 53 - 33
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 Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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