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LINGUIST List 21.1088

Fri Mar 05 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics: Giles, Coupland, Coupland (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Contexts of Accommodation: Giles, Coupland, Coupland (Eds)

Message 1: Contexts of Accommodation: Giles, Coupland, Coupland (Eds)
Date: 03-Mar-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Contexts of Accommodation: Giles, Coupland, Coupland (Eds)
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Title: Contexts of Accommodation
Subtitle: Developments in Applied Sociolinguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Howard Giles
Editor: Justine Coupland
Editor: Nikolas Coupland
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521369602 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521369602 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Abstract:

The theory of accommodation is concerned with motivations underlying and
consequences arising from ways in which we adapt our language and
communication patterns toward others. Since accommodation theory's
emergence in the early l970s, it has attracted empirical attention across
many disciplines and has been elaborated and expanded many times. In
Contexts of Accommodation, accommodation theory is presented as a basis for
sociolinguistic explanation, and it is the applied perspective that
predominates this edited collection. The book seeks to demonstrate how the
core concepts and relationships invoked by accommodation theory are
available for addressing altogether pragmatic concerns. Accommodative
processes can, for example, facilitate or impede language learners'
proficiency in a second language as well as immigrants' acceptance into
certain host communities; affect audience ratings and thereby the life of a
television program; affect reaction to defendants in court and hence the
nature of the judicial outcome; and be an enabling or detrimental force in
allowing handicapped people to fulfil their communicative potential.

Contexts of Accommodation will appeal to researchers and advanced students
in language and communication sciences, as well as to sociolinguists,
anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists.

List of contributors;
1. Accommodation theory: communication, context and consequence Howard
Giles, Nikolas Coupland and Justine Coupland;
2. Audience accommodation in the mass media Allan Bell;
3. Accommodation on trial: processes of communicative accommodation in
courtroom interaction Per Linell;
4. Accommodation in medical consultations Richard L. Street, Jr;
5. Accommodation and mental disability Heidi E. Hamilton;
6. Accommodation in therapy Kathleen Ferrara;
7. Accommodation in native-nonnative interactions: going beyond the 'what'
to the 'why' in second-language research Jane Zuengler;
8. Interethnic accommodation: the role of norms Cynthia Gallois and Victor
J. Callan;
9. Organisational communication and accommodation: toward some conceptual
and empirical links Richard Y. Bourhis;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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