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Language and social relations

Author: Asif Agha
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language, no. 24.
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"Language connects people to each other in social relationships and allows them to participate in a variety of activities in everyday life. This original study explores the role of language in various domains of our social life, including identity, gender, class, kinship, deference, status, hierarchy, and others. Drawing on materials from over thirty languages and societies, this book shows that language is not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Agha, Asif, 1961-
Language and social relations.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)71347505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asif Agha
ISBN: 9780511257230 0511257236 0511256736 9780511256738 9780511255632 0511255632 9780511618284 051161828X
OCLC Number: 85529342
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 427 pages).
Contents: Reflexivity --
From referring to registers --
Register formations --
The social life of cultural value --
Regrouping identity --
Registers of person deixis --
Honorific registers --
Norm and trope in kinship behavior.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language, no. 24.
Responsibility: Asif Agha.
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Provides a way of accounting for the relationship between language and a variety of social phenomena.  Read more...

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