The Art of Conversation

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - Social Science - 178 pages
With this pioneering work, Peter Burke provides the first comprehensive social history of language in early modern Europe. Utilizing a method that will interest all social and cultural historians, he focuses on the dynamic roles of class distinction, ethnic and religious difference, and sexual politics in order to illuminate the intricate ties between language and identity formation.

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User Review  - Michael Murray - Goodreads

Strangely basic in some ways; calls itself sociolinguistics - glad I didn't see that beforehand.... Interesting last chapter of Silence, all the many varieties of silence from Monastic quiet to silent ... Read full review

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