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Description - Language in Late Modernity by Ben Rampton

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: 31-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ben Rampton

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

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