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Fri Nov 04 2011

Books: Anthropological Ling/Historical Ling: Storch

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        1.     Allison Finkel , Secret Manipulations: Storch


Message 1: Secret Manipulations: Storch
Date: 03-Nov-2011
From: Allison Finkel <allison.finkeloup.com>
Subject: Secret Manipulations: Storch
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Title: Secret Manipulations
Subtitle: Language and Context in Africa
Published: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SociolinguisticsAnthropologicalL/?view=usa&ci=9780

Author: Anne Storch
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199768974 Pages: 262 Price: U.S. $ 99.00 Comment: £60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199769025 Pages: 262 Price: U.S. $ 45.00 Comment: £30.00
Abstract:

Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register
variation, polylectality, and derived languages. Focusing on a specific form of
language change-deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers-it
provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of grammar
and metalinguistic knowledge.

Anne Storch concentrates on case studies from Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, the
African diaspora, and 16th century Europe. In these cases, language
manipulation varies with social and cultural contexts, and is almost always done
in secret. At the same time, this manipulation can be an act of subversion and
an expression of power, and it is often central to the construction of social
norms, as it constructs oppositions and gives marginalized people a chance to
articulate themselves. This volume illustrates how manipulated languages are
constructed, how they are used, and how they wield power.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Typology
Areal Regions: African

Written In: English (eng )

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