Language, Society and Power An Introduction

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Synopsis

Language, Society and Power is an accessible introduction to studying language in a variety of social contexts.
This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences the way we view society and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk.

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