The Expression of Inequality in Interaction

Power, dominance, and status

Hanna Pishwa | Technical University of Berlin
ORCID logoRainer Schulze | Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover
ISBN 9789027256539 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270054 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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In keeping with the profile of Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, this volume presents and discusses issues that are central to aspects of social inequality, power, dominance and status as expressed in discourse in its broadest sense. The volume aggregates research efforts of the past years, and it constitutes a point of departure for future studies. The contributions challenge the widespread assumption that concepts such as inequality, power, dominance and status are predetermined in discourse; the volume, including contributions by international scholars from various disciplines such as linguistics, sociology and social psychology rather emphasizes the co-constructedness of these concepts in ordinary discourse and thus advances the potential for insights into how aspects of inequality, power, dominance and status are both made and understood.
This volume has been designed to promote recent research on a classic topic, relating discursive, cognitive and social dimensions of inequality in most of the social sciences and the humanities.
The volume aims at an international readership, making this book of interest to both researchers and advanced students in linguistic pragmatics, usage-based linguistics, ethnography of speaking, sociology and social psychology.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 248] 2014.  vi, 267 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume will prove useful to students of Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociology, Psychology, and any other academic field attempting to find patterns in the connections between power dynamics and their manifestation in language. This volume offers a wider understanding of interactional inequality encoded by language, substantially expanding the potential of linguistic inquiry into discursive and pragmatic power dynamics by utilizing extensive and recent data from linguistic corpora, discourse analysis, traditional media outlets (i.e. political campaigns, radio, etc.) and innovative unions of social-psychological frameworks with linguistic models.”

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014010412 | Marc record