Towards a Social Science of Language

Papers in honor of William Labov

Volume 2: Social interaction and discourse structures

| York University, Ontario
| Georgetown University, Washington
| Stanford University
| Stanford University
ISBN 9789027236319 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556195822 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027276018 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by people of African descent and influenced by their linguistic heritage, is the subject of the papers in section III of the first volume. The third theme is the study of discourse; the papers in section I of the second volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that go back to Labov's work on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic discourse. Fourth is the emphasis on language use, the search for discursive, interactive, and meaningful determinants of the complexity in human communication. Papers with these themes appear in section II of the second volume.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 128]  1997.  xviii, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
I. Social Interaction and discourse structures
Discourse analysis, structuralism, and the description of social practice
Charlotte Linde
Third Turn repair
Emanuel A. Schegloff
The transformation of experience, identity, and context
Deborah Schiffrin
Deliberative action constructs: Reference and evaluation in Narrative
Anne R. Bower
byplay: Negotiation evaluation in storytelling
Marjorie H. Goodwin
An empirical study of textual structure: horse race calls
Barbara M. Horvath
Discourse clues to coded language in an impeachment hearing
Roger W. Shuy
The Incongruity of jokes, riddles and humorous situations
E. Judith Weiner
Discourse enumerators and Schegloff’s denominator
Sylvie Dubois and David Sankoff
On the interactional bases of speech community membership
John J. Gumperz
II. Language in use: Syntactic and lexical variation
On focusing sentences in brazilian Portuguese
Marco Antônio de Oliviera and Maria Luiza Braga
On kind-sentences, resumptive pronouns, and relative clauses
Ellen F. Prince
Viewpoint, sequencing, and pronoun usage in Javanese short stories
John Myhill
Patterns of incorporation of lexemes in language contact: Language typology or sociolinguistics?
Sally Boyd
The sociolinguistics dynamics of apparent convergence
Shana Poplack
Varbrul and the human/inanimate polarization of the Swahili object marker
Benji Wald
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