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Language, Status, and Power in Iran

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..". excellent example... significant contribution... an important interdisciplinary work... " --Middle East Journal

..". an important contribution to aspects of Iranian social communication and interpersonal verbal behavior." --Language

By showing the reader the intricacies of face-to-face sociolinguistic interaction, William Beeman provides a key to understanding Iranian s
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Indiana University Press
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Adam
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Don't be fooled by the book's cover; it's actually less about Toy Story and more about the linguistic and pragmatic aspects of interpersonal dynamics in contemporary Iranian society. The beginning is incredibly dense and maybe even useless if you are not familiar with semiotics or much of the kind of foundational thinking in linguistics that moved it away from formalist orthodoxy and started to explore what language actually does in the real world, rather than how it exists in the mind of the ab ...more
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