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Books: Socioling, Anthropological Ling

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  1. Erin Igoe, Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

Message 1: Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 11:04:14 -0400
From: Erin Igoe <EMIOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

CODES AND CONSEQUENCES: Choosing Linguistic Varieties
Edited by Carol Myers-Scotton, University of South Carolina

Carol Myers-Scotton has edited a collection of essays that covers the
choice of one style of English over another in everything from Bible
translations to "surprise in poetry" to supervisor-worker interactions
on the automobile assembly line. An important theme developed to
varying degrees in these papers is the notion that speakers and
writers, as rational actors, exploit the unmarked-marked opposition
regarding audience expectations so as to convey messages of
intentionality charged with social or psychological import.

August 1998 232 pp.; 4 linecuts
0-19-511523-6 paper $24.95
0-19-511522-8 cloth $49.95
Oxford University Press

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