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Query:   Language, Power and Politics Course Texts
Author:  Richard Epstein
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-1806.html#1

A short time ago, I posted a query concerning possible textbooks for a
''Language, Power and Politics'' that I'm planning on teaching.

I'd like to thank the following people for their kind and very helpful replies:

Timothy Jay
Elizabeth Erling
Jutta Muschard
Roger Shuy
Anne Pomerantz
Virginia LoCastro
Harold Schiffman
Harry Feldman
Jessi Aaron
Anthea Fraser Gupta
Anne Schroeder
Jennifer Leeman
Robin Shoaps
Michael Israel
Mary Jane Curry

These were the textbooks that they recommended:

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE, Timothy Jay (2003, Prentice-Hall)

WHY WE CURSE, Timothy Jay (2000, John Benjamins)

Language, Society and Power, 2003, by Thompson et al Routledge)

Jonathan Charteris-Black. 2005. Politicians and Rhetoric. The persuasive
power of metaphor. Palgrave-Macmillan.

forthcoming (July) Creating Language Crimes, Roger Shuy (Oxford U Press).

Lippi-Green, Rosina. 1997. English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and
Discrimination in the US. Routlege. (mentioned by several people)**

Robin Tolmach Lakoff, ''Talking Power: the politics of anguage.'' 1990
Basic Books.

Thy politics of English by Marnie Holborow (Sage 1999).

Janet Holmes, 'An introduction to English linguistics'

Thomas, Linda et al (eds.). 1999. Language, Society and Power, An
Introduction. London/New York: Routledge. (2 mentions)

Langauge in the US (brand new edited volume from Cambridge).

Deborah Tannen, _Talking Voices_.

a collection of essays and readings called ''What's language got to do with
it?'' http://www.wwnorton.com/write/language/

Hal Schiffman very generously offered to share the information
at his website:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/popcult/copaktoc.html
(a reading list)

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/popcult/syllabus.html

and for the language of advertising:
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/bibliogs/forbrbib.htm

I would like to thank all the people who took the time to reply. I'm very
grateful for their useful suggestions.

Rich Epstein
Associate Professor-Linguistics
Dept. of English
Rutgers University, Camden

LL Issue: 16.1926
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2005
Original Query: Read original query


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