[PDF / Epub] ☄ Language: The Social Mirror Author Elaine Ostrach Chaika – Moi-sosedi.info

Language: The Social Mirror Language The Social Mirror Focuses On The Ways Language Is Used And How This Use Affects The Individual As Well As Society Thoroughly Revised, The Fourth Edition Presents A Modern Study Of Sociolinguistics Through Updated Case Studies And Current Research Findings Elaine Chaika Gives A Detailed Explanation Of The Complexity Of Language And Its Uses She Also Explores Some Of The Most Controversial Issues Surrounding Social Language Including Dialects, Bilingualism, And Gender


10 thoughts on “Language: The Social Mirror

  1. says:

    Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, the informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader A broad variety of topics are covered such as profanity, language vs dialect, rapping, commands, propaganda, andThere are plenty of examples, details, and information to keep yo


  2. says:

    This may be a great book for fans of linguistics in all its calculated forms, but for the layperson, this is just too clinical a text It s slow going, difficult to understand, and downright boring in other spots This is one of those texts I really wouldn t wish on anyone else without due interest in the field.


  3. says:

    This book actually has 515 pages.I ve been reading this for schoolwork, taking notes and going rather slowly because of it However, it is a very interesting book, one that could be easily read in a couple of sittings.


  4. says:

    Though it isn t necessarily an old book, sometimes it reads like it was written decades earlierit s a little antiquated and the researcher s word choices arequestionable She conflates native Japanese speakers with the Asians, as compared to American subjects when describing cultural differences in behavior She does reference some research, but the bulk of her


  5. says:

    thick big book full of details that aren t needed.


  6. says:

    For a textbook, this one was not a bad read It was fascinating to learn where some of the sayings and ways of speaking came from Since I used it extensively in a class, it would have been nice to have an index for helping locate specific portions to reread or cite in essay writing.


  7. says:

    this is not a book on teaching methods, but it should be read by everyone who has to teach or deal with people of different cultures.


  8. says:

    Great reference book


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