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LINGUIST List 17.3662

Mon Dec 11 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Agha

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language and Social Relations: Agha


Message 1: Language and Social Relations: Agha
Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language and Social Relations: Agha


Title: Language and Social Relations
Series Title: Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language 24
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Asif Agha
Hardback: ISBN: 0521571766 Pages: 446 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521571766 Pages: 446 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521576857 Pages: 446 Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521576857 Pages: 446 Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Abstract:

Language is closely linked to our social relationships and is the medium
through which we participate in a variety of social activities. This
original study explores the important role of language in various aspects
of our social life, such as identity, gender relations, class, kinship,
status, and hierarchies. Drawing on data from over thirty different
languages and societies, it shows how language is more than simply a form
of social action; it is also an effective tool with which we formulate
models of social life and conduct. These models - or particular forms of
social behaviour - are linked to the classification of 'types' of action or
actor, and are passed 'reflexively' from person to person, and from
generation to generation. Providing a novel and unified way of accounting
for a variety of social phenomena, this book will be welcomed by all those
interested in the interaction between language, culture, and society.

1. Reflexivity;
2. From referring to registers;
3. Register formations;
4. The social life of cultural value;
5. Regrouping identity;
6. Registers of person deixis;
7. Honorific registers;
8. Norm and trope in kinship behaviour.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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