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Title: Language, Culture and the Dynamics of Age
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110238105-1
Series Title: Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] 28
Description:

The book explores the role of age in communication under consideration of
various age groups, genres, cultures and languages, and demonstrates the
growing potential of age-related research for linguistic and social
analyses that is founded on a more comprehensive and systematic basis than
has been practiced so far. The volume establishes a point of contact with
the work of Coupland, Giles and associates starting in the 1980s, and shows
how it can be extended today to go beyond the early focus on detrimental
aspects of aging. The contributors address social communication within and
across age cohorts in all major age categories: the elderly, middle-aged,
teenagers and children. The social skewing of the research presented
explains the volume's focus on the discursive construction of social
identities, with age implicated as a viable controller of how social action
is strategically deployed for alignment and alienation, accommodation and
divergence. The authors emphasize that a discourse construction of age and
ageing is particularly important in the face of new challenges of
globalization, increased human mobility and rising intergenerational conflicts.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Language and Social Interaction
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ISBN-13: 9783110238112
Pages: 378
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ISBN-13: 9783110238105
Pages: 378
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