Linguistics: Book Series

Language In Social Life

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.

  • Misunderstanding in Social Life

    Discourse Approaches to Problematic Talk, 1st Edition

    By Juliane House, Gabriele Kasper, Steven Ross

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is…

    Paperback – 2003-01-22
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  • Knowledge & Discourse

    Towards an Ecology of Language, 1st Edition

    By Colin Barron, Nigel Bruce, David Nunan

    Knowledge and Discourse presents an ecological approach to the study of discourse in social, academic and professional practices. It brings together distinguished scholars from diverse cultures - India, China, Australia, Canada among others - and disciplines - linguistics, anthropology, sociology,…

    Paperback – 2002-01-15
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  • Sociolinguistics and Social Theory

    1st Edition

    By Nikolas Coupland, Srikant Sarangi, Christopher N. Candlin

    The empirical and descriptive strengths of sociolinguistics, developed over more than 40 years of research, have not been matched by an active engagement with theory. Yet, over this time, social theorising has taken important new turns, linked in many ways to linguistic and discursive concerns.…

    Paperback – 2001-05-25
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  • The Power of Tests

    A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests, 1st Edition

    By Elana (Professor Of Language Education, University Of Tel-Aviv, Israel) Shohamy

    Language in Social Life is a major 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…

    Hardback – 2001-01-12
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    Language In Social Life

  • The Power of Tests

    A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests, 1st Edition

    By Elana Shohamy

    Language in Social Life is a major 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…

    Paperback – 2001-01-12
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  • Typography & Language in Everyday Life

    Prescriptions and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Sue Walker

    Typography and Language in Everyday Life provides a detailed look at graphic as well as linguistic aspects of language and suggests there is much to be gained from collaboration between typographers and applied linguists.The first part of the book provides an introduction to aspects of typographic…

    Paperback – 2000-12-12
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  • Small Talk

    1st Edition

    By Justine Coupland

    This study presents a new perspective on small talk and its crucial role in everyday communication. The new approach presented here is supported by analyses of interactional data in specific settings - private and public, face-to-face and telephone talk. They vary from gossip at the family dinner…

    Paperback – 2000-06-20
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  • Writing Business

    Genres, Media and Discourses, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Catherine Nickerson

    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…

    Paperback – 1999-04-27
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  • Language and Literacy in Workplace Education

    Learning at Work, 1st Edition

    By Giselle Mawer

    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.…

    Paperback – 1999-03-22
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  • Interpreting As Interaction

    1st Edition

    By Cecilia Wadensjo

    Interpreting in Interaction provides an account of interpreter-mediated communication, exploring the responsibilities of the interpreter and the expectations of both the interpreter and of other participants involved in the interaction. The book examines ways of understanding the distribution of…

    Paperback – 1998-10-02
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  • Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction

    A Study of News Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Ron Scollon

    Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction makes an explicit link between media studies and social interactionalist discursive research where previously the two fields of study have been treated as separate disciplines. This text presents an integrated theory illustrated by ample concrete examples,…

    Paperback – 1998-04-09
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  • The Construction of Professional Discourse

    1st Edition

    By B.L. Gunnarsson, Per Linell, Bengt Nordberg

    Internationally, there is increasing research and interest in the processes of the production and reception of texts for specific purposes and in the historical development of genres and registers within Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP), psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology and…

    Paperback – 1997-04-09
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  • 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

    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…

    Paperback – 1996-01-19
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  • Knowledge Machines

    Language and Information in a Technological Society, 1st Edition

    By Denise E. Murray

    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.…

    Paperback – 1995-08-03
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  • Fictions at Work

    Language and Social Practice in Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Mary M. Talbot

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-05-19
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  • The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

    1st Edition

    By Alastair Pennycook

    Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English.Firstly, it explores how a particular…

    Paperback – 1994-12-19
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  • Language and the Law

    1st Edition

    By John Peter Gibbons

    Explains and describes the ways that language use in the legal system can create inequality and disadvantage. It examines the three main areas where the two intersect: the central issue of the language of the law; the disadvantage which language can impose before the law, and forensic linguistics -…

    Paperback – 1994-07-18
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  • Linguistics and Aphasia

    Psycholinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Intervention, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Lesser, Lesley Milroy

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-02-15
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  • Discourse and the Translator

    1st Edition

    By B. Hatim, Ian Mason

    Discourse and the Translator both incorporates and moves beyond previous studies of translation. Its logical and informative approach to the problems of translation ensures that it will be essential for all those who work with languages 'in contact'. Incorporating research in sociolinguistics,…

    Paperback – 1990-03-05
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