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Title: Communicating Beyond Language
Subtitle: Everyday Encounters with Diversity
Written By: Betsy Rymes
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415503389/
Description:

This new book offers a timely and lively appraisal of the concept of communicative repertoires, resources we use to express who we are when in dialogue with others. Each chapter describes and illustrates the communicative resources humans deploy daily, but rarely think about – not only the multiple languages we use, but how we dress or gesture, how we greet each other or tell stories, the nicknames we coin, and the mass media references we make – and how these resources combine in infinitely varied performances of identity. Rymes also discusses how our repertoires shift and grow over the course of a lifetime, as well how a repertoire perspective can lead to a rethinking of cultural diversity and human interaction, from categorizing people’s differences to understanding how our repertoires can expand and overlap with other, thereby helping us to find common ground and communicate in increasingly multicultural schools, workplaces, markets, and social spheres.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415503402
Pages: 134
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415503389
Pages: 134
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00