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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   42/1
Table of Contents: Bilingual call centers at the US-Mexico border: Location and linguistic markers of exploitability
by Amado Alarcón, Josiah McC. Heyman
pp 1-21

Critical discourse analysis in historiography: The case of Hong Kong's evolving political identity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
by Zhongming Sun, Hongyan Zhang
pp 101-102

Studies in political humour: In between political critique and public entertainment. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Jay M. Woodhams
pp 103-104

Investigating variation: The effects of social organization and social setting. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
by Augustin Lefebvre
pp 104-105

Style, identity and literacy: English in Singapore. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2012.
by Daniel Ginsberg
pp 105-106

Transcribing talk and interaction: Issues in the representation of communication data. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Elliott M. Hoey
pp 107-108

The pragmatics of humour across discourse domains. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Amany El-Shazly
pp 108-109

Discourse, identities and genres in corporate communication: Sponsorship, advertising and organizational communication. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010.
by Keely Kidner
pp 110-111

English in Japan in the era of globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
by Chit Cheung Matthew Sung
pp 111-112

Publications Received
by pp 113-114

Neoliberalism as language policy
by Ingrid Piller, Jinhyun Cho
pp 23-44

Audience design in the police interview: The interactional and judicial consequences of audience orientation
by Kate Haworth
pp 45-69

Procedures without borders: The language-ideological anchorage of legal-administrative procedures in translocal institutional settings
by Katrijn Maryns
pp 71-92

Principles of linguistic change, vol. 3: Cognitive and cultural factors. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2011.
by James A. Walker
pp 93-96

Politeness in East Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
by David Holmes
pp 97-98

Talking politics in broadcast media: Cross cultural perspectives on political interviewing, journalism and accountability. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
by Edward Reynolds
pp 98-99

Multilingualism at work: From policies to practices in public, medical and business settings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010.
by Rebecca Rubin Damari
pp 99-100

LSY volume 42 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b8

LSY volume 42 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.453