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Schlegoff, E. A., G. Jefferson, and H. Sacks. The Preference for Self- Correction in the Organization of Repair in Conversation. Language LibraryThing Review. User Review – MichelleCH – LibraryThing. As a person who is fascinated by language and the nuances related to our communications – Dr. Language: The Social Mirror focuses on the ways language is used and how this Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. For a sociologist, it seemed like she skipped over a lot of important effort. 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. Brandon rated it did not like it May 19, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. InI eloped to Maine, marrying a wilderness guide. I’ve been reading this for schoolwork, taking notes and going rather slowly because of it.


However, once my oldest son was born inI had to return to civilization. I was lucky enough to grow up in a mixed race neighborhood in Providence, RI, a city with an incredible variety of historic houses and buildings.

Language: The Social Mirror by Elaine Ostrach Chaika

Ashley Festa rated it really liked it Jan 15, Though it isn’t necessarily an old book, sometimes it reads like it was written decades earlier Speech Activities and Social Pressures.

I also have two blogs on www. Individual and Social Monolingualism and mieror. Thoroughly revised, the fourth edition presents a modern study of sociolinguistics through updated case studies and current research findings. She also explores so Language: The Elements of Style.

Book ratings by Goodreads. From these almost daily encounters in my Bubby’s grandmother’s flat in the tenement house I grew up in, I learned how to analyze ideas–and every bit of information that came my way.

The Levels of Language. Goodreads Author Died, Suddenly, 1 May It was fascinating to learn eocial some of the sayings and ways of speaking came from. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Additionally, it doesn’t seem that anyone bothered to spellcheck when she used words from other languages, and she obviously didn’t consult anyone about how to transcribe or pronounce words in other languages.


Language: The Social Mirror

The advantage of a mixed race neighborhood is that I learned to evaluate people according to who they were and not what. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To ask other readers questions about Languageplease sign up.

Dec 03, Lanuage Hernandez rated it did not like it. Without parents or other caregivers present during the day, I had to amuse myself. It is being gentrified, however.

Different Language, Different Mind? Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, the informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader. Different Dialects, Same Region.

Language, the social mirror

Refresh and try again. A broad variety of topics are covered such as profanity, language vs. Open Preview See a Problem? This book actually has pages. Pragmatics and Conversation Doing things with words.