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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   42/5
Issue Title: Language in Society Vol. 42, No. 5 (2013)
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Stigma and ideological constructions of the foreign: Facing HIV/AIDS in South Africa
by Steven P. Black
pp 481-502

Living with the decision that someone will die: Linguistic distance and empathy in jurors' death penalty decisions
by Robin Conley
pp 503-526

Recruiting a nonlocal language for performing local identity: Indexical appropriations of Lingala in the Congolese border town Goma
by Karen B├╝scher, Sigurd D'hondt, Michael Meeuwis
pp 527-556

Metadiscursive regimes of diversity in a multinational corporation
by Joseph Sung-Yul Park
pp 557-577

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Lingala
Zulu
 
LL Issue: 24.4004