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The function of proverbs in discourse : the case of a Mexican transnational social network

Author: Elías Domínguez Barajas
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2010.
Series: Contributions to the sociology of language, 98.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grounded primarily in the ethnography of communication and aligned with the multidisciplinarity of discourse analysis, the book examines the use of proverbs in the daily life of a social network of Mexican-origin transnational families in Chicago and Michoacán, Mexico. Various and detailed analyses of actual proverb use reveal that proverbs in this particular population function as a highly contextualized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Domínguez Barajas, Elías, 1968-
Function of proverbs in discourse.
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2010
(DLC) 2010002124
(OCoLC)468973093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elías Domínguez Barajas
ISBN: 9783110224894 3110224895 9783110224887 3110224887
OCLC Number: 639016121
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
2. The López social network and its proverbs --
3. Proverbs mean more than they say --
4. Proverbs do more than they mean --
5. Toward praxis : linking the saying with the thinking --
6. The academic stakes of language use --
7. Beyond school halls --
Epilogue: 1. Socialization practices; 2. Identity formation; 3. Maintenance, loss, or transformation of oral traditions in U.S. contexts --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Contributions to the sociology of language, 98.
Responsibility: by Elías Domínguez Barajas.
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