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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Age as Sociolinguistic Category
Author:  Mary Shapiro
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Sociolinguistics

Summary:   IN A PREVIOUS ISSUE (LINGUIST 13.2296), I QUERIED READERS ABOUT
STUDIES (OR EVEN SPECULATIVE/THEORETICAL MUSINGS) THAT TREAT AGE
AS A SOCIOLINGUISTIC CATEGORY (RATHER THAN AS EVIDENCE FOR HISTORICAL
CHANGE). HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE MESSAGES I RECEIVED, WITH MANY
THANKS TO THOSE WHO RESPONDED: EMMA MOORE, PAUL FOULKES, BRONWEN
EVANS, MICHAEL NEWMAN, GEORGE AUBIN, CHAD NILEP, JAMES L. FIDELHOLTZ,
RUSTY BARRETT, LISE M. DOBRIN, J.L. SPERANZA, & NEIL NORRICK. SPECIAL
THANKS TO KLAUS SCHNEIDER, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF LINGUISTIC SUB-PROJECTS
FOR A NEW

LL Issue: 13.2458
Date Posted: 27-Sep-2002
Original Query: Read original query