LINGUIST List 9.1047

Thu Jul 16 1998

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Matthew Papa, SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Message 1: SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:37:28 -0400
From: Matthew Papa <paparoutledge.com>
Subject: SOCIOLINGUISTICS

 Deborah Cameron, ed,, THE FEMINIST CRITIQUE OF LANGUAGE
 A Reader
 Since its first publication in 1990, The Feminist Critique of Language 
 has been the established guide to the major debates and directions in 
 current feminist thinking about language. This edition has been 
 thoroughly updated and expanded to take account of new developments in 
 feminist thought about language, including new material on sexist 
 language and political correctness. New extracts have been included 
 from: Felly Nkweto Simmonds, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Luce Irigaray, Sara 
 Mills, Margaret Doyle, Debbie Cameron, Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, 
 Kate Clark, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Deborah Tannen, Aki Uchida, 
 Jennifer Coates and Kira Hall. Each section has been subdivided to 
 clarify the key areas of debate and new editorial material and 
 suggested reading sections have been added. 
 Routledge: 1998: 392 pp
 CL: 0 415 16399 4: #D4787: $75.00
 PB: 0 415 16400 1: #D4791: $22.99
 
 
 Harold F. Schiffman, LINGUISTIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE POLICY
 Now available in paperback, Linguistic Culture and Language Policy 
 examines how language policy in three very different nations evolved 
 and how it is not merely the specific embodiment of rule, but rather
 primarily a social construct that rests on other conceptual elements 
 such as belief systems, attitudes and myths. By scrutinizing the 
 multilingual democracies of India, France and the US, Schiffman 
 examines how language policies are formed within a broader framework 
 and are heavily influenced by the covert and implicit grass-roots of 
 its linguistic culture. By seeing language policy as culture-specific, 
 we understand why language policies evolve, why they work--or not--and 
 how people's lives are affected by them. 
 Politics of Language 
 Routledge: 1998: 368 pp
 PB: 0 415 18406 1: #D5174: $29.99
 
 Peter Auer, ed,, CODE-SWITCHING IN CONVERSATION
 Language, Interaction and Identity
 Collecting contributions from a wide variety of international 
 sociolinguistic settings in which this phenomenon of code-switching is 
 observed, this volume addresses the structure, function and 
 ideological value of such bilingual behavior. The contributors 
 question many views of code-switching on the basis of many European 
 and non-European contexts. By bringing together linguistic, 
 anthropological and socio-psychological research, they move towards a 
 more realistic conception of bilingual conversation.
 Routledge: 1998: 368 pp
 CL: 0 415 15831 1: #D3859: $90.00
 
 David Barton and Mary Hamilton, LOCAL LITERACIES
 Reading and Writing in One Community
 Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By 
 concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in 
 Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day to day 
 lives. This exploration provides a description of literacy at one 
 point in time, and also reveals the nature and significance of 
 communication to people, households and communities.
 Routledge: 1998: 320 pp
 CL: 0 415 17149 0: #D5178: $90.00
 PB: 0 415 17150 4: #D5182: $27.99

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