Style and Social Identities

Style and Social Identities

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Why do languages allow us to say 'the same thing' in so many different ways? One of the answers is that in saying what we want to say, we always position ourselves in social space as well, by speaking differently from relevant other social actors or groups. This volume explores how variability in language is exploited (and maintained) in order to perform this social identity work in interaction. It shows that variable features cluster together in socially meaningful ways when considered as social (communicative) styles linked to social identities.6).12 This turn overlaps with Gioa#39;s reformulation of his first self-introduction, this time in Sicilian. ... Silvia laughs, and this may encourage Gio to go on with another funny Sicilian surname (Sucabrodu, a#39;brothsuckera#39;), preceded by an informal (English) greeting signal (hello, 1 ... format between the teacher and Sara (accompanied by Gioa#39;s short ironic echoes), until the term interview and Mrs . B.a#39;s question (1anbsp;...

Title:Style and Social Identities
Author:Peter Auer
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2007-01-01


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