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Wed Apr 28 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics: Glenn et al (Eds.)

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  1. susan.barker, Studies in Language and Social Interaction: Glenn, LeBaron, Mandelbaum (Eds.)

Message 1: Studies in Language and Social Interaction: Glenn, LeBaron, Mandelbaum (Eds.)

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:48:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: susan.barker <>
Subject: Studies in Language and Social Interaction: Glenn, LeBaron, Mandelbaum (Eds.)

Title: Studies in Language and Social Interaction
Subtitle: In Honor of Robert Hopper
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Lawrence Erlbaum Associates	
Editor: Phillip J. Glenn, Emerson College 
Editor: Curtis D. LeBaron, Brigham Young University 
Editor: Jenny Mandelbaum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Hardback: ISBN: 0805837329, Pages: 632, Price: U.S. $: 99.95

This collection offers empirical studies and theoretical essays about
human communication in everyday life. The writings come from many of
the world's leading researchers and cut across academic boundaries,
engaging scholars and teachers from such disciplines as communication,
sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and education. Chapters
emphasize empirical, qualitative studies of people's everyday uses of
talk-in-interaction, and they feature work in such areas as
sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and

The volume is dedicated to and highlights themes in the work of the
late Robert Hopper, an outstanding scholar in communication who
pioneered research in Language and Social Interaction (LSI). The
contributors examine various features of human interaction (such as
laughter, vocal repetition, and hand gestures) occurring naturally
within a variety of settings (at a dinner table, a doctor's office, an
automotive repair shop, and so forth), whereby interlocutors
accomplish aspects of their interpersonal or institutional lives
(resolve a disagreement, report bad medical news, negotiate a raise,
and more), all of which may relate to larger social issues (including
police brutality, human spirituality, death, and optimism).

The chapters in this anthology show that social life is largely a
communicative accomplishment and that people constitute the social
realities experienced every day through small and subtle ways of
communicating, carefully orchestrated but commonly taken for
granted. In showcasing the diversity of contemporary LSI research,
this volume is appropriate for scholars and graduate students in
language and social interaction, communication, sociology, research
methods, qualitative research methods, discourse analysis,
conversation analysis, linguistics, and related areas.

Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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