Language As Social Action

Author: Thomas M. Holtgraves
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135672652
Format: PDF
Download Now
This interdisciplinary synthesis of the social psychological aspects of language use provides an integrative and timely review of language as social action. The book successfully weaves together research from philosophy, linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, pragmatics, and artificial intelligence. In this way, it clearly demonstrates how many aspects of social life are mediated by language and how understanding language use requires an understanding of its social dimension. Topics covered include: *speech act theory and indirect speech acts; *politeness and the interpersonal determinants of language; *language and impression management and person perception; *conversational structure, perspective taking; and *language and social thought. This volume should serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers in social psychology and communication who want a clear presentation of the linguistic underpinnings of social interaction. It will also be useful to cognitive psychologists and other language researchers who want a thorough examination of the social psychological underpinnings of language use. Although this book is relevant for a variety of disciplines, it is written in a clear and straightforward style that will be accessible for readers regardless of their orientation.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology

Author: Thomas M. Holtgraves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199838631
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through these interactions without ever having met face-to-face. How? Through the words they use and the way they use them. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Language is viewed as a social activity, and to understand this complex human activity requires a consideration of its social psychological underpinnings. Moreover, as a social activity, the use and in fact the existence of language has implications for a host of traditional social psychological processes. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between language and social psychology, and it is this reciprocal relationship that defines the essence of this handbook. The handbook is divided into six sections. The first two sections focus on the social underpinnings of language, that is, the social coordination required to use language, as well as the manner in which language and broad social dimensions such as culture mutually constitute one another. The next two sections consider the implications of language for a host of traditional social psychological topics, including both intraindividual (e.g., attribution) and interindividual (e.g., intergroup relations) processes. The fifth section examines the role of language in the creation of meaning, and the final section includes chapters documenting the importance of the language-social psychology interface for a number of applied areas.

Language in Action

Author: William Turnbull
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415198684
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Face-to-face conversation is the site of sociality in all cultures and its child to adult mode facilitates social and cognitive development. These essays provide a psychological model of conversation that aids an understanding of key issues in social and developmental psychology.

Theorizing Identities and Social Action

Author: M. Wetherell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023024694X
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities. Drawing on the highly innovative ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, the chapters take core social actions – such as performing, excluding, mixing, bonding – and demonstrate how social practices and identities unfold together.

Intergroup Communication

Author: Jake Harwood
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820467399
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Annotation This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of intergroup communication. Chapters apply Social Identity Theory and related perspectives to communication phenomena. Contributions from international scholars describe communication processes across cultures, gender and sexuality, disability, linguistic, and age groups. The important role that intergroup processes play in interpersonal, small group, organizational and mass communication is explicated, along with the implications for communication using new technology. The book will be invaluable for scholars in the areas of communication and intergroup social psychology, and is suited for upper division undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in those areas.

Feedback

Author: Robbie Sutton
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433105128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Presents an evidence-based review of the make-or-break factors that determine the efficacy of criticism, praise, and advice. Deals with fundamental processes of feedback; problems with delivering feedback across social divides such as race; feedback in organisational settings, helping professions, and personal relationships. Hornsey, Uni of QLD.

Wedding as Text

Author: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135694214
Format: PDF
Download Now
A wedding serves as the beginning marker of a marriage; if a couple is to manage cultural differences throughout their relationship, they must first pass the hurdle of designing a wedding ceremony that accommodates those differences. In this volume, author Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz documents the weddings of 112 couples from across the United States, studied over a 10-year period. She focuses on intercultural weddings--interracial, interethnic, interfaith, international, and interclass--looking at how real people are coping with cultural differences in their lives. Through detailed case studies, the book explores how couples display different identities simultaneously. The concepts of community, ritual, identity, and meaning are given extensive consideration. Because material culture plays a particularly important role in weddings as in other examples of ritual, food, clothing, and objects are given special attention here. Focusing on how couples design a wedding ritual to simultaneously meet multiple--and different--requirements, this book provides: *extensive details of actual behavior by couples; *an innovative format: six traditional theoretical chapters, with examples integrated into the discussion, are matched to six "interludes" providing detailed descriptions of the most successful examples of resolving intercultural differences; *a methodological appendix detailing what was done and why these decisions were made; and *a theoretical appendix outlining the study's assumptions in detail. Wedding as Text: Communicating Cultural Identities Through Ritual is a distinctive study of those who have accepted cultural difference into their daily lives and how they have managed to do so successfully. As such, it is suitable for students and scholars in semiotics, intercultural communication, ritual, material culture, family communication, and family studies, and will be valuable reading for anyone facing the issue of cultural difference.

The Social Meanings of Language Dialect and Accent

Author: Howard Giles
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433118692
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This volume represents a unique contribution to the area of language attitudes research with its focus on how languages, dialects and accents induce us to form social judgments about people who use these forms.<BR> The essays attend to evaluations of speech styles across nations. No previous work has embraced this comparative perspective globally, but such a volume that situates language and attitude research in the 21st century is long overdue.<BR> The content is culturally diverse and showcases the work of eminent scholars across the globe. Each chapter brings its own theoretical interpretation to this field of study, and the book provides the reader with a plethora of models that extend our understanding of language attitudes.<BR> It is fitting that Cindy Gallois, who has incisively contributed to research on language attitudes over the past 30 years, provides an epilogue on the current state of language attitudes research.

Language Discourse and Social Psychology

Author: A. Weatherall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230206166
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Language and communication are central features of social behaviour. So, it is somewhat surprising that the social psychological study of this area has a relatively short history. In this book a leading group of scholars overview the history, theories and methods of the field, and showcase the latest developments in cutting-edge empirical work.