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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   35/2
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Language Ideology and Racial Inequality: Competing Functions of Spanish in an Anglo-owned Mexican Restaurant
by Rusty Barrett
pp 163-204

Learning Faith: Language Socialization in a Community of Hasidic Jews
by pp 205-229

The Interplay of Genres, Gender, and Language Ideology among the Muskogee
by Pamela Innes
pp 231-259

Second Summonings in Korean Telephone Conversation Openings
by Seung-Hee Lee
pp 261-283

Spatial Frames of Reference in Language and Thought
reviewed by William F. Hanks
pp 285-296

Languages in Contact: The Partial Restructuring of Vernaculars
reviewed by Anthony P. Grant
pp 297-300

A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French
reviewed by pp 300-303

Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice
reviewed by Hailong Tian
pp 303-306

Publications Received (Through 4 October 2005)
by William F. Hanks
pp 307-312

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Korean
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 17.2684