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The Resource Signs of difference : language and ideology in social life, Susan Gal, University of Chicago ; Judith T. Irvine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Signs of difference : language and ideology in social life, Susan Gal, University of Chicago ; Judith T. Irvine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Signs of difference : language and ideology in social life
Title
Signs of difference
Title remainder
language and ideology in social life
Statement of responsibility
Susan Gal, University of Chicago ; Judith T. Irvine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Language
eng
Summary
"How are people's ideas about languages, ways of speaking, and expressive styles shaped by their social positions and values? How is difference, in language and in social life, made and unmade? How and why are some differences persuasive as the basis for action, while other differences are ignored or erased? Written by two recognized authorities on language and culture, this book argues that ideological work of all kinds is fundamentally communicative, and that social positions, projects, and historical moments influence, and are influenced by, people's ideas about communicative practices. Neither true nor false, ideologies are positioned and partial visions of the world, relying on comparison and perspective; they exploit differences in expressive features - linguistic and otherwise - to construct convincing stereotypes of people, spaces, and activities. Using detailed ethnographic, historical, and contemporary examples, this outstanding book shows readers how to analyze ideological work semiotically"--
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1949-
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Gal, Susan
Dewey number
306.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P35
LC item number
.G35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Irvine, Judith T.
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  • Language and culture
  • Speech and social status
  • Language and languages
  • Semiotics
  • German language
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et MeÌ#x81;tiers
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
  • Semiotics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ethnolinguistik
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Soziale Schichtung
  • Soziolekt
  • Sprache
  • Sprechkunst
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Senegal
  • Ungarn
Label
Signs of difference : language and ideology in social life, Susan Gal, University of Chicago ; Judith T. Irvine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ethnography. Wolof in Senegal -- German-Hungarians in Hungary -- Semiotics. Ingredients: signs, conjectures, perspectives -- Comparison: the semiotics of differentiation -- Dynamics of change in differentiation -- Sites. Situating ideological work -- Among and between sites -- Scales and scale-making: connecting sites -- Pasts. Library to field: ideologies in 19th century linguistic research -- Coda avenues of inquiry
Control code
1104601615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781108741293
Lccn
2019007310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104601615
Label
Signs of difference : language and ideology in social life, Susan Gal, University of Chicago ; Judith T. Irvine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ethnography. Wolof in Senegal -- German-Hungarians in Hungary -- Semiotics. Ingredients: signs, conjectures, perspectives -- Comparison: the semiotics of differentiation -- Dynamics of change in differentiation -- Sites. Situating ideological work -- Among and between sites -- Scales and scale-making: connecting sites -- Pasts. Library to field: ideologies in 19th century linguistic research -- Coda avenues of inquiry
Control code
1104601615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781108741293
Lccn
2019007310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104601615

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