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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   36/3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: Ronald K. S. Macaulay, Extremely common eloquence: Constructing Scottish identity through narrative
reviewed by Catherine Evans Davies
pp 427-431

Ronald K. S. Macaulay, Extremely common eloquence:
reviewed by Ronald K. S. Macaulay
pp 427-431

Dennis Tedlock (translator and interpreter), Rabinal Achi: A Mayan drama of war and sacrifice
reviewed by Karl Taube
pp 431-434

Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century French: Methodology and case studies
reviewed by Françoise Gadet
pp 434-437

Schneider, Edgar W., Kate Burridge, Bernd Kortmann, Rajend Mesthrie, & Clive Upton (eds.), A handbook of varieties of English: A multimedia reference tool
reviewed by Scott Fabius Kiesling
pp 437-440

Maurice Nevile, Beyond the black box: Talk-in-interaction in the airline cockpit
reviewed by Lorena Marta Amalia de- Matteis
pp 440-445

Sally Johnson, Spelling trouble: Language, ideology and the reform of German orthography
reviewed by Tommaso M. Milani
pp 445-448

Charlotte Burck, Multilingual living: Explorations of language and subjectivity
reviewed by Aneta Pavlenko
pp 448-452

John Lipski, A history of Afro-Hispanic language: Five centuries, five continents
reviewed by J. Clancy Clements
pp 452-455

Carol Myers-Scotton, Contact linguistics: Bilingual encounters and grammatical outcomes
reviewed by Eirlys Edwina Davies, Abdelali Bentahila
pp 455-459

Invited Response to Davies and Bentahila
reviewed by Carol Marie Myers-Scotton
pp 459-462

Georgina Heydon, The language of police interviewing: A critical analysis
reviewed by Ana Cristina Ostermann
pp 462-466

Niloofar Haeri, Sacred language, ordinary people: Dilemmas of culture and politics in Egypt
reviewed by Naima Boussofara-Omar
pp 466-469

Florian Coulmas, Sociolinguistics: The study of speakers' choices
reviewed by Iyabo F. Osiapem
pp 469-473

Christopher Williams, Tradition and change in legal English: Verbal constructions in prescriptive texts
reviewed by Ann Sinsheimer
pp 473-474

Claudia V. Angelelli, Medical interpreting and cross-cultural communication
reviewed by Bruce T. Downing
pp 474-478

Anna Trosborg & Poul Erik Flyvholm J⊘rgensen (eds.), Business discourse: Texts and contexts
by Angela Cora Garcia
pp 479-480

Geneva Smitherman, Word from the mother: Language and African Americans
reviewed by Dan Baumgardt
pp 480-481

Laada Bilaniuk, Contested tongues: Language politics and cultural correction in Ukraine
by Anna Verschik
pp 481-482

Miyako Inoue, Vicarious language
by Justin Charlebois
pp 481-481

Karim Murji and John Solomos (eds.), Racialization: Studies in theory and practice
by Christine Mallinson
pp 482-483

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
French
German
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 18.1561