Language and Power in the Modern World

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Language and Power in the Modern World

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 352 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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With a unique combination of selected readings and student-centered tasks in a single volume, Language and Power in the Modern World covers contemporary issues of communication theory and sociolinguistics, ranging from the global to the interpersonal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   vi
Sources vii
Introduction 1 (8)
1. Language and the Media 9 (63)
What's distinct about media language? 9 (5)
Constructions of common sense: the case of 14 (5)
racism
'Ethnic' topics 14 (1)
Lexical and syntactical choices 15 (2)
Rhetoric 17 (2)
Broadcast talk 19 (5)
Radio phone-ins 19 (3)
Mediatised political language 22 (2)
Activities 24 (1)
Readings 25 (47)
2. Language and Organisations 72 (64)
What's language got to do with organisations? 73 (1)
The language of social welfare 74 (11)
Institutional categories and constructions 75 (5)
Accommodation and resistance 80 (5)
Conversationalisation 85 (3)
'Styling' the worker 88 (3)
Activities 91 (1)
Readings 92 (44)
3. Language and Gender 136(64)
Male and female interactional styles 136(5)
'You can be the baby brother, but you 138(1)
aren't born yet': co-operating while
competing
Misunderstanding, conflict and social change 139(2)
Exploring the maintenance of patriarchal power 141(6)
'Father knows best': narrative roles in 141(2)
family dinnertable talk
Male dominance: rhetoric and violence 143(4)
Activities 147(5)
Readings 152(48)
4. Language and Youth 200(56)
'Youth culture' and 'power': some questions 201(2)
of definition
Secrecy, challenge and status 203(2)
Creating discursive space 205(2)
'Telling their own stories' 206(1)
Language, education and African American youth 207(5)
The ebonics controversy 207(3)
Dissin' the standard: language as 210(2)
'rhetorical resistance'
Narration the other 212(8)
Parodying racism and subverting racial 212(2)
meanings
'Nicing up': White appropriation of black 214(4)
codes
Crossing: playful transgression or power 218(1)
discourse?
'Nerdy hyperwhiteness': superstandard 219(1)
English and racial marking
Activities 220(1)
Readings 220(36)
5. Multilingualism, Ethnicity and Identity 256(60)
English in the world today 256(4)
The language question in Hong Kong 256(1)
The unique position of English in the world 257(2)
and the background to it
The effects of the dominance of English 259(1)
'English Only'? English in the USA 260(3)
What is the promotion of English really 260(1)
about?
The background to the 'English only' lobby 260(1)
How threatened is English? 261(2)
Language policy and planning 263(2)
The scale of the problem 264(1)
Macro and micro approaches 265(1)
A case study: Catalan in Catalonia 265(6)
The historical background 266(1)
The limits of language planning and policy 267(1)
The Rambleros and the Trepas: youth, gender 268(3)
and ethnicity in Barcelona
Activities 271(1)
Readings 272(44)
Glossary 316(9)
Transcription Key 325(1)
Bibliography 326(11)
Index 337