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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Language in Late Modernity
Subtitle: Interaction in an Urban School
Written By: Ben Rampton
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics, 22
Description:

The study of teenagers in the classroom, and how they interact with one
another and their teachers, can tell us a great deal about late-modern
(contemporary) society. In this revealing account, Ben Rampton presents the
extensive sociolinguistic research he carried out in an inner-city high
school. Through his vivid analysis of classroom talk, he offers answers to
some important contemporary questions: does social class still count for
young people, or is it in demise? Are traditional authority relationships
in schools being undermined? How is this affected by popular media culture?
His study, which provides numerous transcripts and three extensive case
studies, introduces a new way of perceiving established ideas in
sociolinguistics, such as identity, insecurity, the orderliness of
classroom talk, and the experience of learning at school. In doing so,
Rampton shows how work in sociolinguistics can contribute to some major
current debates in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and education.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521812631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 464
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