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Title: Talk That Counts
Subtitle: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse
Written By: RonaldK. S.Macaulay
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0195173821
Description:

Talk That Counts is a sociolinguistic study of variation in discourse
employing quantitative methods to explore age, gender, and social class
differences in the use of features such as 'you know,' 'I mean,' adverbs,
and pronouns.

Unlike many studies of discourse variation that focus on a single social
factor, Talk That Counts examines age, gender, and social class differences
in a gender-balanced sample of middle-class and working-class adolescents
and adults, recorded under the same conditions. Differences between adults
and adolescents provided the greatest number of statistically significant
results, followed by differences between males and females. The smallest
number of statistically significant differences were related to social
class. The range of variation underlines the need to look at more than a
single extra-linguistic variable when examing discourse. It also shows the
dangers of generalizing about social class, for example, on the basis of a
limited sample (e.g., adolescent boys).

In Talk That Counts, distinguished sociolinguist Ronald Macaulay presents
an important new approach to the sociolinguistic investigation of discourse
variation.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195173813
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Pages: 236
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ISBN: 0195173821
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 236
Prices: U.S.$ 39.95