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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   42/3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Constructing the (m)other: A-prefixing, stance, and the lessons of motherhood
by Allison Burkette
pp 239-258

Identifying stylizations in ethnically salient talk among disc jockeys
by Heather Carroll
pp 259-286

Competing ideologies of linguistic authority amongst new speakers in contemporary Galicia
by Bernadette O'Rourke, Fernando F. Ramallo
pp 287-305

Religious classical practice: Entextualisation and performance
by Andrey Rosowsky
pp 307-330

Gesturecraft: The manu-facture of meaning. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009.
by Lorenza M. Mondada
pp 331-334

The Sage handbook of sociolinguistics. London: Sage, 2011.
by Betsy E. Evans
pp 335-340

Spontaneous spoken language: Syntax and discourse. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
by Mary Jill Brody
pp 341-342

“Why do you ask?” The function of questions in institutional discourse. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
by Xiaoping Huang, YueMing Hong
pp 342-343

Bilingual education in the 21st century: A global perspective. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
by Anastassia Zabrodskaja
pp 344-345

Galician and Irish in the European context: Attitudes towards weak and strong minority languages. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
by Jason Sanderson
pp 345-346

An introduction to regional Englishes: Dialect variation in England. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
by Sharon Marsden
pp 346-348

Bilingualism in the USA: The case of the Chicano-Latino community. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Amelia Tseng
pp 348-349

Storytelling across Japanese conversational genre. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010.
by Heather E. Simpson
pp 349-350

Queer Japanese: Gender and sexual identities through linguistic practices. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
by Ayako Tominari
pp 350-351

Creoles, their substrates and language typology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Dorothea Hoffmann
pp 352-353

Language and religion: A journey into the human mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
by Jonathan M. Watt
pp 353-354

Leadership, discourse, and ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
by Yunhua Xiang
pp 354-356

Linguistic variation and change. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
by Chris Vanderstouwe
pp 356-357

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LSY volume 42 issue 3 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b4

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by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.2036