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For a textbook, this one was not a bad read. Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, the informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader. The Myth of the General American. Additionally, chaikw 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. There, neighbors and cousins could just walk in anytime.

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Language: The Social Mirror by Elaine Ostrach Chaika

Thoroughly revised, the fourth edition presents ,anguage modern study of sociolinguistics through updated case studies and current research findings. The Levels of Language. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Lisa rated it liked it Jun 09, Dec 03, Cecilia Hernandez rated it did not like it.

Language: The Social Mirror

Having a smart daughter was considered a bad thing. Chaika says, “There is no human society that Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, the informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader.

For a sociologist, it seemed like she skipped over a lot of important effort. Open Preview See a Problem? Speech Acts and Discourse Routines. The Complexity of Language. 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.



The main focus is on language and society and how the two are interrelated. I did so by drawing illustrated stories, and playing imaginatively with the gang of kids, who, like me, had working parents and were on their own. Mohammed Almnai rated it it was amazing Sep 02, There’s an excess of mundane detail, a dearth of higher-order analysis, a fair number of awkward or poorly-worded phrases, and little real-world relevance.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I also developed a sense of beauty, and my imagination was fueled. Sistiya Koizhumi rated it it was amazing Apr 12, InI eloped to Maine, marrying a wilderness guide.

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