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Title: Language and Power in the Modern World
Edited By: Mary Margaret Talbot
Karen Atkinson
David Atkinson
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748615384
Description:

This book explores key areas of modern society in which language is used to form power and social relations. These are presented in five sections:

Language and the Media
Language and Organisations
Language and Gender
Language and Youth
Multilingualism, Identity and Ethnicity

With a unique combination of selected readings and student-centred tasks in a single volume, the book covers contemporary issues in language and power, ranging from the global to the interpersonal. Each area - and each reading chosen to explore it - is substantially contextualised and discussed through a detailed introduction and then followed up with related activities.

Each section comprises:
*a substantial, specific introduction which draws students’ attention to key themes and issues relevant to its topic;
*a set of four or five selected readings which encourages students to locate critically these issues in context;
*a task, or set of tasks, obliging students to undertake ‘hands-on’ linguistic analysis of data and engage in more sophisticated discussion of pertinent issues.

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748615393
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748615385
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99