Language, Society, and New Media: Sociolinguistics Today

Language, Society, and New Media: Sociolinguistics Today

By: Marcel Danesi (author)Paperback

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Language, Society, and New Media uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating frameworks from sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology and emerging strands of research on language and new media, to demonstrate the relationship between language, society, thought, and culture to students with little to no background in linguistics. Couched in this integrative "e-sociolinguistic" approach, each chapter covers the significant topics in this area, including language structures, language and cognition, and language variation and change, to elucidate this relationship, while also extending the purview of the field to encompass forms of new media, including Facebook and Twitter. Discussions are supported by a wealth of pedagogical features, including sidebars, activities and assignments, and a comprehensive glossary. In Language, Society, and New Media, Marcel Danesi explores the dynamic connections between language, society, thought, and culture and how they continue to evolve in today's rapidly changing digital world, ideal for students in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

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Marcel Danesi is Professor of Linguistic Anthropology and Semiotics at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has written extensively on linguistic and cultural topics and his books have been translated, overall, in to 10 languages. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Semiotica, the leading journal in the field of semiotics and interdisciplinary studies.


Preface Features Rapid Overview 1. Sociolinguistics 2. Language and Society 3. Variation in Geographical Space 4. Variation in Social Space 5. Language, Personality, and Identity 6. Conversation and Discourse: Sociolinguistics Meets Pragmatics 7. Writing and Society 8. Language, Mind, and Culture: Sociolinguistics Meets Linguistic Anthropology 9. Overview Glossary References

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  • publication date: 21/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781138024595
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9781138024595
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 1138024597

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