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Language and Social Relations

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Part of Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521571760

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  • Language is closely linked to our social relationships and is the medium through which we participate in a variety of social activities. This fascinating study explores the important role of language in various aspects of our social life, such as identity, gender relations, class, kinship, status, and hierarchies. Drawing on data from over thirty different languages and societies, it shows how language is more than simply a form of social action; it is also an effective tool with which we formulate models of social life and conduct. These models - or particular forms of social behaviour - are linked to the classification of 'types' of action or actor, and are passed 'reflexively' from person to person, and from generation to generation. Providing a unified way of accounting for a variety of social phenomena, this book will be welcomed by all those interested in the interaction between language, culture, and society.

    • Presents a unified framework for accounting for the relationship between language and a range of social phenomena
    • Chapters contain numbered summaries of the major points discussed, allowing the reader to review and consolidate their understanding of the arguments presented
    • Discusses data from over 30 languages and societies
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    "Language and Social Relations is the most comprehensive and broad-ranging synthesis to date of a particular perspective on the study of language use..."
    -Kwai Hang Ng, American Journal of Sociology

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    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521571760
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 69 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Reflexivity
    2. From referring to registers
    3. Register formations
    4. The social life of cultural value
    5. Regrouping identity
    6. Registers of person deixis
    7. Honorific registers
    8. Norm and trope in kinship behaviour.

  • Author

    Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania
    Asif Agha is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.

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