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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   34/5
Date: 2005
Table of Contents: Othering in Gossip: “You go out you have a laugh and you can pull yeah okay but like…”
by Adam Jaworski, Justine Coupland
pp 667-694

Homosocial Desire in Men's Talk: Balancing and re-creating cultural discourses of masculinity
by Scott Fabius Kiesling
pp 695-726

Rapa Nui ways of Speaking Spanish: Language shift and socialization
by Miki Makihara
pp 727-762

The Reappropriation of Tongzhi
by Andrew D. Wong
pp 763-793

Review Article
reviewed by Barry Alpher
pp 795-805

Kang Kwong Luke & Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou (eds.), Telephone Calls: Unity and diversity in conversational structure across languages and cultures.
reviewed by Anna Lindström
pp 807-810

Jannis K. Androutsopoulos & Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities.
reviewed by Adrienne Lo
pp 810-812

Kate Beeching, Gender, Politeness and Pragmatic Articles in French. Pragmatics & Beyond New Series.
reviewed by pp 812-816

Luis Cortés Hernández, Los Estudios del Español Hablado Entre 1950 y 1999: Períodos, disciplinas y corrientes.
reviewed by Margarita Hidalgo
pp 816-819

Holly M. Barker, Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining control in a post-nuclear, post-colonial world. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004. Pp. xv, 172.
reviewed by Helen A. Robbins
pp 819-822

Publications Received
by Barry Alpher
pp 823-824

Editor's Note
by Jane H. Hill
pp 825-827

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
 
LL Issue: 17.2681