Language and Social Relations
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.
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l0 Javanese kasarcoarseprosody
The social life of cultural value
Registers of person deixis
l0 Social groups and dispensation rights in Swedish
l0 Javanese human common nouns
l6 Acceptability ofmixed speech levels by social domain
Norm and trope in kinship behavior
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accent Chapter co-occurring co-textual common construal construed contrasts cultural deference deictic deictic expressions deixis demeanor denotational describe diacritics differentiation discourse discussed distinct effects emblematic emblems encounters English enregistered enregisterment Estuary English evaluation example explicit expressions fact focus formulate function genealogical genres honorific identity ideologies indexical individuals interac interactional interlocutors interpersonal involve Javanese kind kinesic kinship behavior kinterm krama language users lexemes lexical linguistic linked mediated metadiscourses metapragmatic metasemantic metasemiotic models names ngoko non-linguistic norms noun occur origo particular patterns performed personhood persons polite priyayi processes pronominal pronouns pronunciation reanalysis Received Pronunciation referential reflexive relationship repertoires role alignment role designators sadah semantic semiosis semiotic semiotic activity sense signs social domain social relations society sociolect speak speaker specific speech levels standards status stereotypes structure Table text configurations text-level tropes typify Uriah Heep usage utterance values variety verb