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Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Alexandra Jaffe

Abstract

All communication involves acts of stance, in which speakers take up positions vis-à-vis the expressive, referential, interactional, and social implications of their speech. This book brings together contributions in a new and dynamic current of academic explorations of stancetaking as a sociolinguistic phenomenon. Drawing on data from such diverse contexts as advertising, tourism, historical texts, naturally occurring conversation, classroom interaction, and interviews, leading authors in the field of sociolinguistics in this volume explore how linguistic stancetaking is implicated in the rep ... More

Keywords: stance, sociolinguistics, indexicality, positionality, style, social reproduction, ideology, linguistic anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331646
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.001.0001

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Alexandra Jaffe, editor
CSU Long Beach
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