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Speech communities

Author: Marcyliena H Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Key topics in linguistic anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study of speech communities is central to the understanding of human language and meaning. Speech communities are groups that share values and attitudes about language use, varieties and practices. These communities develop through prolonged interaction among those who operate within these shared and recognized beliefs and value systems regarding forms and styles of communication"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcyliena H Morgan
ISBN: 9781107023505 1107023505 9781107678149 1107678145
OCLC Number: 855858205
Description: xi, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. What are speech communities?; 2. Representing speech communities; 3. Constructing speech communities; 4. The African American speech community; 5. Youth communities: the Hiphop nation; 6. Voice and empowerment in gender and sexuality; 7. Online speech communities; 8. Language in and out of the classroom; 9. Performance and play in speech communities; 10. Power, ideology and prejudice.
Series Title: Key topics in linguistic anthropology.
Responsibility: Marcyliena Morgan.
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