Table of contents for Language and power in the modern world / Mary Talbot, Karen Atkinson, and David Atkinson.


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CONTENTS
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Language and the media
Whatþs distinct about media language?
Constructions of common sense; the case of racism
      þEthnicþ topics
      Lexical and syntactic choices
      Rhetoric
Broadcast talk
      Radio phone-ins
Mediatised political language 
Activities
Readings
2. Language and Organisations
Whatþs language got to do with organisations?
The language of social welfare
      Institutional categories and constructions
      Accommodation and resistance
Conversationalisation
Styling the worker
Activities
Readings
3. Language and Gender
Male and female interactional styles
þYou can be the baby brother but you arenþt born yetþ:
cooperating while competing
Misunderstanding, conflict and social change
Exploring the maintenance of patriarchal power
þFather knows bestþ: narrative roles in family
dinnertable talk
Male dominance: rhetoric and violence
Activities
Readings
4. Language and Youth
þYouth Cultureþ and þPowerþ: Some Questions of Definition
Secrecy, Challenge and Status
Creating Discursive Space
      Telling their own stories
Language, Education and African American Youth
The Ebonics Controversy
Dissinþ the Standard: Language as þRhetorical Resistanceþ
Narrating the Other
Parodying Racism and Subverting Racial Meanings 
þNicing Upþ: White Appropriation of Black Codes
Crossing: Playful transgression or Power discourse?
þNerdy Hyperwhitenessþ: Superstandard English and Racial
Marking
Activities
Readings
5. Multilingualism, Ethnicity and Identity
English in the world today
The language question in Hong Kong
      The unique position of English in the world and the
background to it
The effects of the dominance of English
þEnglish Onlyþ? English in the USA
What is the promotion of English really about?
The background to the þEnglish Onlyþ lobby
How threatened is English?
Language policy and planning
The scale of the problem
Macro and micro approaches
A case study: Catalan in Catalonia
The historical background
The limits of language planning and policy
The Rambleros and the Trepas: youth, gender and
þethnicityþ in Barcelona
Activities
Readings
Glossary
Transcription key
Bibliography
Index
 

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