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Language: contexts and consequences

Author: Giles, Howard ; Coupland, Nikolas Series: Mapping social psychology series Publisher: Brooks Cole, 1991.Language: EnglishDescription: 244 p. : Graphs ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0534172024Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Language: Contexts and Consequences Contents FOREWORD PREFACE 1 LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT vii xi I The 'language builds upon context' approach The 'language reflects context' approach A model of speech as a reflection of situational representations The 'language determines context' approach Further complexities and directions Summary Suggestions for further reading 2 LANGUAGE ATTITUDES I 3 18 20 26 3o 31 32 33 37 49 53 58 59 60 62 71 81 88 90 The matched-guise technique The empirical avalanche which followed Theoretical developments Future developments Summary Suggestions for further reading 3 ACCOMMODATING LANGUAGE Basic concepts and strategies Accommodative motives and consequences Further distinctions Discourse attuning Future rapprochements Suggestions for further reading 4 LANGUAGE, ETHNICITY AND INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION 93 The salience of language Approaches and problems Ethnolinguistic identity Strategies of language change Intergroup communication 'breakdown' Models of 'breakdown' Summary Suggestions for further reading 5 BILINGUALISM AND THE SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGES 94 96 100 105 109 116 118 125 126 127 127 130 134 143 148 151 156 157 158 159 168 171 175 188 189 190 191 199 200 230 236 The field and its importance Influential frameworks The intergroup model The intergroup model revised The very survival of languages Integrating models of language survival Summary Suggestions for further reading 6 LANGUAGE, AGEING AND HEALTH Intergenerational differences Towards a lifespan communicative framework Language, health and social support A language perspective on health and social support Summary Suggestions for further reading 7 EPILOGUE Future priorities In conclusion BIBLIOGRAPHY AUTHOR INDEX SUBJECT INDEX

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