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Title: Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics
Written By: Michael Grenfell
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=169564&SearchType=Basic
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Pierre Bourdieu is regarded as one of the foremost social philosophers of the twentieth century. His output included extensive studies of education, culture, art and language. He went beyond being a sociologist to being regarded in the same 'public intellectual' role as Sartre, de Beauvoir and Foucault. Issues surrounding language permeate Bourdieu's entire oeuvre. Although he did undertake empirical studies on language in a range of contexts, very little of this was published. This book redresses this balance; it sets out what Bourdieu has to say about language and why, and exemplifies this approach through a series of empirical language studies. This book will appeal to researchers across the world in fields such as sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology but is of especial interest to language and linguistics scholars.

"Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics is accessible, readable and scholarly – a welcome addition to the field. It provides a clear situating of Bourdieu’s ideas, which will be particularly valuable to all those wanting to engage with and understand his theories and provides a sustained engagement with a particular field, that of language and linguistics. The book will be particularly useful to those working in educational settings, and those who want to engage with Bourdieu’s theories to counter inequalities in education. This book celebrates Bourdieu’s activism, his passion and his commitment to social justice in education, with language as the arena for this engagement. The power of words, the way their reality seeps in, is the subject of this book." - Kate Pahl, Senior Lecturer in Education, School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK

Contents: 1. Introduction \ Part I \ 2. Bourdieu: A Theory of Practice, Michael Grenfell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) \ 3. Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics, Michael Grenfell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) \ Part II \ 4. Language Variation (Phonetics and Phonology), Michael Grenfell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) \ 5. Language and Ideology, Robert Vann (Western Michigan University, USA) \ 6. Linguistic Ethnography, Adrian Blackledge (University of Birmingham, UK) \ 7. Language Policy, Stephen May (University of Waikato, New Zealand) \ 8. Language and Education, Cheryl Hardy (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK) \ Part III \ 9. Towards a Bourdieusian Linguistics, Michael Grenfell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) \ 10. Conclusion Bibliography \ Index<

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1441154698
ISBN-13: 9781441154699
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 27.99