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Language In Social Life

About the Series

Language in Social Life is a major new series which highlights the importance of language to an understanding of issues of social and professional concern. It will be of practical relevance to all those wanting to understand how the ways we communicate both influence and are influenced by the structures and forces of contemporary social institutions.

18 Series Titles

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Achieving Understanding Discourse in Intercultural Encounters

Achieving Understanding: Discourse in Intercultural Encounters

1st Edition

By Peter Broeder, Katharina Bremer, Celia Roberts, M.-T. (Department Of Linguistics, University Rene Descartes, Paris V, France) Vasseur, Margaret (Department Of Arts, Law And Social Sciences, Islington College) Simonot
January 19, 1996

This is a detailed study of understanding in a second language, related to the actual lives of minority workers. The focus is on everyday interactions between these workers and the bureaucrats of the society in which they are now resident. It provides an important contribution to the debate about ...

Language and Literacy in Workplace Education Learning at Work

Language and Literacy in Workplace Education: Learning at Work

1st Edition

By Giselle Mawer
March 22, 1999

Just as workers are confronting the rapidly changing practices of the restructured, technological workplace and the increasing convergence of working and learning, so those involved in any form of workplace education or training are also restructuring their focus, teaching methods and approaches. ...

Fictions at Work Language and Social Practice in Fiction

Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction

1st Edition

By Mary M. Talbot
May 19, 1995

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language ...

Knowledge Machines Language and Information in a Technological Society

Knowledge Machines: Language and Information in a Technological Society

1st Edition

By Denise E. Murray
August 03, 1995

Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies....

Writing Business Genres, Media and Discourses

Writing Business: Genres, Media and Discourses

1st Edition

By Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Catherine Nickerson
April 27, 1999

Writing Business: Genres, Media and Discourses offers an analysis of the genres and functions of written discourse in the business context, involving a variety of modes of communication. The evolution of new forms of writing is a key focus of this collection and is only partly attributable to the ...

Linguistics and Aphasia Psycholinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Intervention

Linguistics and Aphasia: Psycholinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Intervention

1st Edition

By Ruth Lesser, Lesley Milroy
February 15, 1993

Linguistics and Aphasia is a major study of recent developments in applying psycholinguistics and pragmatics to the study of acquired language disorders (aphasia) and their remediation. Psycholinguistic analyses of aphasia interpret disorders in terms of damaged modules and processes within what ...

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