Language, Society and Power

  • Thomas L
  • Wareing S
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'This is a book written by real academics, drawing articulately on their own research interests, and using an excellent range of twenty-first century examples to give the book a lively, contem-porary feel. The extensive textual analysis is far superior to some of the banal tasks often to be found in introductory textbooks.' Martin Conboy, The Surrey Institute of Art & Design 'This is an excellent, accessible new edition. The large number of examples, worked through in the text, make the book very student-friendly.' This is a completely updated and expanded second edition of Language, Society and Power. Lively and accessible, it looks at the ways in which language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. How can a language reflect the status of children and older people? Do men and women talk differently? How can our use of language mark our ethnic identity? The book also looks at language use in politics and the media and examines how language affects and constructs our identities, exploring notions of correctness and attitudes towards language use. This second edition has been fully updated to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: ●




Thomas, L., & Wareing, S. (2004). Language, Society and Power. Language, Society and Power. Routledge.

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