Language in Late Modernity by Ben Rampton
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Language in Late Modernity
By Ben Rampton

Language in Late Modernity

Interaction in an Urban School

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Language in Late Modernity by Ben Rampton

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The study of teenagers in the classroom, and how they interact with one another and their teachers, can tell us a great deal about late-modern society. In this revealing account, Ben Rampton presents the extensive sociolinguistic research he carried out in an inner-city high school. Through his vivid analysis of classroom talk, he offers answers to some important questions: does social class still count for young people, or is it in demise? Are traditional authority relationships in schools being undermined? How is this affected by popular media culture? His study, which provides numerous transcripts and three extensive case studies, introduces a way of perceiving established ideas in sociolinguistics, such as identity, insecurity, the orderliness of classroom talk, and the experience of learning at school. In doing so, Rampton shows how work in sociolinguistics can contribute to some major debates in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521011976
ISBN-10: 0521011973
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ben Rampton

Language in Late Modernity by Ben Rampton Language in Late Modernity, Hardback (February 2006)

Provides a sociolinguistic account of classroom interaction, based on research in an inner-city high school.

Crossings by Ben Rampton Crossings, Paperback (July 2004)

A study of sociolinguistic processes in urban youth culture, this title focuses on language crossing. Its central question is: how far and in what ways do these intricate processes of language sharing and exchange help to overcome race stratification and contribute to a new sense of mixed youth, class and neighbourhood community?

Language, Ethnicity and Race Reader by Ben Rampton Language, Ethnicity and Race Reader, Paperback (August 2003)

This reader collects in one volume the key readings on language, ethnicity and race. Using linguistic and cultural analysis, it explores changing ideas of race and the ways in which these ideas shape human communication.

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Author Biography - Ben Rampton

Ben Rampton is Professor of Applied and Sociolinguistics at Kings College London.

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