Publication details [#18628]
Coupland, Nikolas and Jon F. Nussbaum, eds. 1993. Discourse and Lifespan Identity. (Language and Language Behavior Series 4). Newbury Park, CA: Sage. 308 pp.
Book – edited volume
This volume considers language as a tool to constitute and define our identities across the lifespan, and even as a means to create and manage our concept of the various stages of life, emphasizing the notion of the developing self. The three main sections deal with: discursively formulating the lifespan; achieving control, transition and continuity; and discourse and intergenerational relationships.
Chatham-Carpenter, April. 1995. Review of N. Coupland and J.F. Nussbaum (eds.) (1993: ´Discourse and Lifespan Identity.´).. Language in Society 24 (2) : 282–285.
Hummert, Mary Lee. 1997. Review of N. Coupland and J. F. Nussbaum (eds.) (1993: 'Discourse and Lifespan Identity').. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 16 (3) : 347–351.