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Language and Social Identity

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Throughout Western society there are now strong pressures for social and racial integration but, in spite of these, recent experience has shown that greater intergroup contact can actually reinforce social distinctions and ethnic stereotypes. The studies collected here examine, from a broad sociological perspective, the sorts of face-to-face verbal exchange that are charac ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 20th 1983 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Jun 21, 2009 Chazman rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Students of linguistics, sociolinguistics and bilingualism
Gumperz is often cited for his extraordinary works on bilingualism, interactional sociolinguistics, one of the centreal themes for many sociolinguistics today also and he has done some work on Code-Switching too.

For me it was very helpful in my dissertation of my M.Phil.
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