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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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