The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By: Thomas M. Holtgraves (editor)Hardback

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Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face. How? Through the words they use and the way they use them. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Language is viewed as a social activity, and to understand this complex human activity requires a consideration of its social psychological underpinnings. Moreover, as a social activity, the use and in fact the existence of language has implications for a host of traditional social psychological processes. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between language and social psychology, and it is this reciprocal relationship that defines the essence of this handbook. The handbook is divided into six sections. The first two sections focus on the social underpinnings of language, that is, the social coordination required to use language, as well as the manner in which language and broad social dimensions such as culture mutually constitute one another. The next two sections consider the implications of language for a host of traditional social psychological topics, including both intraindividual (e.g., attribution) and interindividual (e.g., intergroup relations) processes. The fifth section examines the role of language in the creation of meaning, and the final section includes chapters documenting the importance of the language-social psychology interface for a number of applied areas.

About Author

Thomas Holtgraves is a professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has conducted interdisciplinary research, supported by the NSF and NIH, into multiple facets of language and social psychology.


Language and Social Psychology: Introduction and Overview ; Part I. Social Dimensions of Language Variation: Social Causes and Consequences of Language Variability ; Chapter 1. Language Attitudes: Social Determinants and Consequences of Language Variation. ; Howard Giles and Tamara Raki? ; Chapter 2. Language, Identity, and Culture: Multiple Identity-Based Perspectives ; Stella Ting-Toomey and Tenzin Dorjee ; Chapter 3. Language and Culture ; Yoshihisa Kashima, Emiko Kashima, Evan Kidd ; Chapter 4. Gender Similarities and Differences in Language ; Campbell Leaper ; Part II. Social Processes Involved in Language-Based Interactions ; Chapter 5. Working Together ; Herbert H. Clark and Tania Henetz ; Chapter 6. Perspective Taking and its Impostors in Language Use: Four Patterns of Deception ; Dale Barr ; Chapter 7. Hand Gestures and Facial Displays in Conversational Interaction ; Janet Bavelas, Jennifer Gerwing, and Sara Healing ; Chapter 8. Interactive Alignment and Language Use ; Martin Pickering and Simon Garrod ; Chapter 9. Cognitive and Social Aspects of Coherence ; Rachel Giora ; Part III. Linguistic Underpinnings of Interpersonal Processes ; Chapter 10. Shaping Intergroup Relations through Language ; Anne Maass, Luciano Arcuri, and Caterina Suitner ; Chapter 11. Language and Persuasion ; James Dillard ; Chapter 12. Language and Interpersonal Relationships ; Steve Duck and Daniel A. Usera ; Chapter 13. Natural Language Use as a Marker of Personality ; Molly E. Ireland and Matthias R. Mehl ; Chapter 14. Using Computerized Text Analysis to Track Social Processes ; Cindy K. Chung and James W. Pennebaker ; Part IV. Linguistic Underpinnings of Intrapersonal Processes ; Chapter 15. Language and Social Comprehension ; Robert S. Wyer, Jr. ; Chapter 16. Language and Attribution: Implicit Causal and Dispositional Information Contained in Words ; Klaus Fiedler & Tobias Kruger ; Chapter 17. Me and My Stories ; M. Pasupathi, C. D. Mansfield, T. L. Weeks ; Chapter 18. The Role of Language on the Perception and Experience of Emotion ; Jennifer M.B. Fugate and Lisa Feldman Barrett ; Chapter 19. Discursive Social Psychology ; Alexandra Kent and Jonathan Potter ; Part V. Language and Meaning ; Chapter 20. Grounding Language in Our Bodies and the World ; Michael P. Kaschak and John L. Jones ; Chapter 21. Literal vs. Nonliteral Language - Novelty Matters ; Rachel Giora ; Chapter 22. Intentions in Meaningful Experiences of Language ; Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. ; Chapter 23. Electrophysiological Research on Conversation and Discourse Processing ; John C. J. Hoeks and Harm Brouwer ; Chapter 24. Politeness and Reasoning: Face, Connectives, and Quantifiers ; Jean-Francois Bonnefon ; Part VI. Applied Topics ; Chapter 25. Language Variation in the Classroom ; John Edwards ; Chapter 26. Pragmatic Processes in Survey Interviewing ; Frederick G. Conrad, Michael F. Schober, & Norbert Schwarz ; Chapter 27. Language and the Law: Illustrations from Cases of Disputed Sexual Consent ; Deborah Davis and J. Guillermo Villalobos ; Chapter 28. The Role of Language in Conflict and Conflict Resolution ; Paul J. Taylor ; Chapter 29. Computer-Mediated Communication ; Susan Fussell & Leslie D. Setlock ; Chapter 30. The Role of Natural Language and Discourse Processing in Advanced Tutoring Systems ; Arthur C. Graesser, Fazel Keshtkar, and Haiying Li

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  • ISBN13: 9780199838639
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9780199838639
  • weight: 1214
  • ISBN10: 0199838631

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