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Language, society, and new media : sociolinguistics today

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Danesi
ISBN: 9781138295490 1138295493 9781138295506 1138295507
OCLC Number: 1006517314
Notes: Previous edition published in 2016.
Description: xiii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceFeaturesRapid OverviewIllustrations 1. Sociolinguistics1.1 Language1.1.1 Features 1.1.2 Acquiring Language1.2 Sociolinguistics 1.2.1 Historical Roots1.2.2 Subdivisions1.2.3 Linguistic Anthropology1.3 Methodology1.3.1 Interviews1.3.2 Fieldwork 1.3.3 Ethnography1.3.4 Statistics1.4 Sociolinguistics in Practice1.4.1 Language Use1.4.2 Personality1.4.3 Geographical Variation 1.4.4 Social Variation1.4.5 Bilingualism1.4.6 Speech Communities1.4.7 Sociolinguistics and New Media 2. Language and Society2.1 Vocabulary2.1.1 The Lexicon2.1.2 Groups and Vocabulary2.1.3 Semantics 2.1.4 Contextualized Meaning2.2 Figurative Language 2.2.1 Connecting Concepts2.2.2 Figurative Language and Society2.3 Grammar2.3.1 Morphology2.3.2 Syntax2.4 Phonology 2.4.1 Phonology and Society2.4.2 Netlingo 3. Variation in Geographical Space3.1 Dialects3.1.1 Dialect Atlases3.1.2 Pidgins and Creoles3.1.3 Lingua Francas3.2 Diglossia, Bilingualism, and Multilingualism3.2.1 Diglossia3.2.2 Bilingualism and Multilingualism3.2.3 Code-Switching3.3 Languages in Contact3.3.1 Borrowing3.3.2 Nativization3.4 Standard Languages and Literacy3.4.1 Language Loyalty3.4.2 Language Planning3.4.3 Literacy3.4.4 Twitteracy 4. Variation in Social Space4.1 Sociolects4.1.1 Slang4.1.2 Jargon4.2 Register4.2.1 Formality 4.2.3 Politeness4.2.3 Honorifics4.3 Style and Genre4.3.1 Style4.3.2 Genre4.4 Social Variables4.4.1 Class4.4.2 Race and Ethnicity4.4.3 Twitterlects 5. Language, Personality, and Identity5.1 Personality5.1.1 Age 5.1.2 Bilingualism and Personality5.2 Identity5.2.1 Theories 5.2.2 Linguistic Identity5.3 Names 5.3.1 The Social Functions of Names5.3.2 Nicknames5.4 Online Identities5.4.1 Identity Construction5.4.2 Twin Identities 6. Conversation and Discourse6.1 Conversation6.1.1 Conversation Analysis6.1.2 Grice's Maxims6.1.3 Speech Acts6.2 Communicative Competence6.2.1 Modeling Communicative Competence6.2.2 Speech Functions6.2.3 Politeness: A Case-in-Point6.3 Discourse and Dialogue6.3.1 Discourse6.3.2 Ritualistic Discourse6.3.3 Critical Discourse6.3.4 Dialogue6.3.5 Online Discourse6.4 Body Language6.4.1 Kinesics and Proxemics6.4.2 Gesture and Gesticulation6.4.3 Facial Expression 7. Writing and Society7.1 Writing Systems7.1.1 Pictography and Alphabets7.1.2 Writing and Society7.1.3 Stylometry7.2 Compressive Writing7.2.1 Social Implications7.2.2 Zipf's Law7.3 Literacy Practices7.3.1 Myth and Narrative7.3.2 New Literacies 7.4 International Writing Systems7.4.1 Artificial Systems7.4.2 Emoji Writing 8. Language, Mind, Culture, and Technology8.1 Classification8.1.1 The Lexicon8.1.2 Concepts8.2 The Whorfian Hypothesis8.2.1 Language and Thought8.2.2 Specialized Vocabularies8.3 Ethnosemantics8.3.1 Componential Analysis8.3.2 Schemas8.4 Cyberspace,8.4.1 Technologically Blended Cognition8.4.2 Communal Brain9. Language, Media, and Social Evolution9.1 Language in Motion9.1.1 Evolutionary Tendencies9.1.2 Language Change and Virtual Communities9.2 Mediation9.2.1 Types of Media9.2.2 Emergence9.3 Communicative Competence Again9.3.1 Conversation Analysis Revisited9.3.2 Social Media 9.4 How to Speak to an Alien Exercises and DiscussionsAppendicesA: The International Phonetic AlphabetB: A Brief Lesson in Basic StatisticsC: Koasati Phonemes and AlphabetD: English VowelsGlossary ReferencesIndex
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