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Language and society : what your speech says about you

Author: Valerie Fridland; Teaching Company.; Recorded Books, LLC.
Publisher: [Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books, [2014] ©2014
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Literature & language.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English
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In Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You, sociolinguist Valerie Fridland of the University of Nevada, Reno guides you in a wide-ranging voyage into the extraordinary world of our language, with a penetrating focus on the multiple ways in which societies and language intersect. In these 24 highly engaging lectures, you'll look closely at the different facets of language and speech that sociolinguists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Filmed lectures
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Fridland; Teaching Company.; Recorded Books, LLC.
ISBN: 1629971065 9781629971063 1490674098 9781490674094
OCLC Number: 900296276
Notes: Course No. 2263.
The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 24 lectures.
Bonus disc contains course workbook in PDF format.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Valerie Fridland, Univeristy of Nevada, Reno.
Description: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
Details: DVD.; PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader.
Contents: Disc 1: What does your speech say about you? --
Does language influence worldview? --
What is sociolinguistics? --
Four levels of language variation --
How do dialects develop? --
Language change: what's new is old again --
disc 2: The origin and history of American dialects --
Your shifty vowels --
Vowel shifts and regional American speech --
Language and social class --
Sex, age, and language change --
Language attitudes and social perception --
disc 3: Language as a communicative process --
Making sense of conversational intentions --
Analyzing conversation --
The mechanics of good conversation --
Mind your manners: politeness speech --
Linguistic style and repertoire --
disc 4: The gender divide in language --
Ethnic identity and language --
Socializing children into language --
Language, adolescence, and education --
Text speak: 2 bad 4 English --
The changing face of linguistic diversity.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Literature & language.
Responsibility: Professor Valerie Fridland.

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In Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You, sociolinguist Valerie Fridland of the University of Nevada, Reno guides you in a wide-ranging voyage into the extraordinary world of our language, with a penetrating focus on the multiple ways in which societies and language intersect. In these 24 highly engaging lectures, you'll look closely at the different facets of language and speech that sociolinguists study, bringing the field's original perspective to the profound role of language in everything we do.

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