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LINGUIST List 17.2091

Wed Jul 19 2006

Books: Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Macaulay

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        1.    Eric van Broekhuizen, Extremely Common 'Eloquence': Macaulay


Message 1: Extremely Common 'Eloquence': Macaulay
Date: 18-Jul-2006
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Extremely Common 'Eloquence': Macaulay


Title: Extremely Common 'Eloquence'
Subtitle: Constructing Scottish identity through narrative
Series Title: SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature Vol. 4
Published: 2006
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=SCROLL+4

Author: Ronald K.S. Macaulay
Paperback: ISBN: 9042017740 Pages: 299 Price: Europe EURO 25.00 Comment: textbook
Paperback: ISBN: 9042017643 Pages: 299 Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Abstract:

'Extremely Common Eloquence' presents a detailed analysis of the narrative
and rhetorical skills employed by working-class Scots in talking about
important aspects of their lives. The wide range of devices employed by
the speakers and the high quality of the examples provide convincing
evidence to reject any possible negative evaluation of working-class
speech on the basis of details of non-standard pronunciation and grammar.
In addition to this display of linguistic accomplishment the examples
examined show how these skills are employed to communicate important
aspects of Scottish identity and culture.

Although the political status of Scotland has fluctuated over the past four
hundred years, the sense of Scottish identity has remained strong. Part of
that sense of identity comes from a form of speech that remains markedly
distinct from that of the dominant neighbour to the south. There are
cultural attitudes that indicate a spirit of independence that is
consistent with this linguistic difference. The ways in which the speakers
in this book express themselves reveal their beliefs in egalitarianism,
independence, and the value of hard work. 'Extremely Common Eloquence'
demonstrates how the methods of linguistic analysis can be combined with an
investigation into cultural values.

Contents
Preface
List of speakers
Chapter One: The Study of Language
Chapter Two: The Problems of Transcription
Chapter Three: A Small Soap Opera
Chapter Four: The Uses of Dialogue
Chapter Five: The Significance of Stories
Chapter Six: Third Person Narratives
Chapter Seven: A Stylistic Anomaly
Chapter Eight: Family Stories
Chapter Nine: The Auld Scotch Tongue
Chapter Ten: The Culture of Jock Tamson's Bairns
Chapter Eleven: The Poetry of Talk
Chapter Twelve: Discover the People
Appendix A: Len M.'s Trip to Russia and Two Versions of a Story
Appendix B: Bill Dalgleish's Story
Appendix C: Bella K.'s Father
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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