Language Variation and Identity
By (author) Nikolas Coupland
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Style by Nikolas Coupland
Book DescriptionStyle refers to ways of speaking - how speakers use the resource of language variation to make meaning in social encounters. This 2007 book develops a coherent theoretical approach to style in sociolinguistics, illustrated with copious examples. It explains how speakers project different social identities and create different social relationships through their style choices, and how speech-style and social context inter-relate. Style therefore refers to the wide range of strategic actions and performances that speakers engage in, to construct themselves and their social lives. Coupland draws on and integrates a wide variety of contemporary sociolinguistic research as well as his own extensive research in this field. The emphasis is on how social meanings are made locally, in specific relationships, genres, groups and cultures, and on studying language variation as part of the analysis of spoken discourse.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521618144
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nikolas Coupland
Style, Mediation, and Change, Hardback (January 2017)
"The present book is one of two edited collections to appear from a Round Table held at the University of Copenhagen in June 2014 on Sociolinguistics and the Talking Media: Style, Mediation and Change."
Sociolinguistics, Hardback (June 2016)
An indispensable guide to the newest and most searching ideas about language in society.
Discourse Reader, Paperback (May 2014)
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Handbook of Language and Globalization, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Nikolas Coupland
This Handbook meets the challenges that globalization poses to sociolinguistic theory by investigating key issues relating to language use and development. Comprising 36 chapters written by leading international scholars, this volume brings together new research in the field and maps out new areas for future research.
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Author Biography - Nikolas Coupland
Nikolas Coupland is Professor and Research Director of the Cardiff University Centre for Language and Communication Research. He is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Sociolinguistics.
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