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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   38/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Interaction ritual and not just artful performance in crossing and stylization
by Ben Rampton
pp 149-176

Agency as an interactive achievement
by Najma Al Zidjaly
pp 177-200

Cité teens entextualizing French TV host register: Crossing, voicing, and participation frameworks
by Chantal Tetreault
pp 201-231

Language ideology, identity and the commodification of language in the call centers of Pakistan
by Tariq Rahman
pp 233-258

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
French
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 20.1577