LINGUIST List 31.3266

Mon Oct 26 2020

Books: How We Talk about Language: Rymes

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 22-Oct-2020
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: How We Talk about Language: Rymes
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Title: How We Talk about Language
Subtitle: Exploring Citizen Sociolinguistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/how-we-talk-about-language-exploring-citizen-sociolinguistics?format=PB

Author: Betsy Rymes
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108488310 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 79.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108488310 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 59.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108488310 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 70.01
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725965 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 25.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725965 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725965 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 23.33
Abstract:

The most important challenges humans face - identity, life, death, war, peace, the fate of our planet - are manifested and debated through language. This book provides the intellectual and practical tools we need to analyse how people talk about language, how we can participate in those conversations, and what we can learn from them about both language and our society. Along the way, we learn that knowledge about language and its connection to social life is not primarily produced and spread by linguists or sociolinguists, or even language teachers, but through everyday conversations, on-line arguments, creative insults, music, art, memes, twitter-storms - any place language grabs people's attention and foments more talk. An essential new aid to the study of the relationship between language, culture and society, this book provides a vision for language inquiry by turning our gaze to everyday forms of language expertise.


Introduction: How We Talk About Language: Citizen Sociolinguistics and its Study; 1. Citizen's arrest: the 'citizen' and sociolinguistic expertise; 2. Wonderment: the spark that starts talk about language; 3. Doing citizen sociolinguistics: the medium is the method; 4. Fomenting arrest and wonderment: citizen sociolinguistic feedback loops; 5. Citizen sociolinguistics and narrative; 6. Acts of citizen sociolinguistics; Conclusion: why we must talk about language.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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