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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   35/1
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Responsibility in Discourse: Evidence, report and entitlement to speak in the Book of deeds of King James
by pp 1-25

Michael Clyne, Dynamics of Language Contact: English and Immigrant Languages
reviewed by Carol Marie Myers-Scotton
pp 129-135

Rick Iedema, Discourses of Post-bureaucratic Organization
reviewed by pp 135-140

Diana Boxer, Applying sociolinguistics: Domains and face-to-face interaction
reviewed by Kristine L. Fitch
pp 140-143

Roberta Facchinetti, Manfred Krug, & Frank Palmer, Modality in Contemporary English
reviewed by pp 143-146

Ana Roca & M. Cecilia Colombi (eds.), Mi Lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States
reviewed by Norma Gonzalez
pp 146-149

Lisa J. Green, African American English: A Linguistic Introduction
reviewed by Alexander Kautzsch
pp 149-152

Walt Wolfram & Erik R. Thomas, The development of African American English
reviewed by John Baugh
pp 152-155

Publications Received (Through March 31, 2005)
by Barbra A. Meek
pp 157-160

Editor's Note
by Barbara Johnstone
pp 161-161

Winning an Interviewer's Trust in a Gatekeeping Encounter
by Julie A. Kerekes
pp 27-57

Linguistic Constructions of Modernity: English Mixing in Korean
by Jamie Shinhee Lee
pp 59-91

And the Injun Goes “How!”: Representations of American Indian English in White Public Space
by Barbra A. Meek
pp 93-128

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Korean
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 17.2682