Schlegoff, E. A., G. Jefferson, and H. Sacks. The Preference for Self- Correction in the Organization of Repair in Conversation. Language LibraryThing Review. User Review – MichelleCH – LibraryThing. As a person who is fascinated by language and the nuances related to our communications – Dr. Language: The Social Mirror focuses on the ways language is used and how this Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language.

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Basically, it’s verbose and boring. It’s slow going, difficult to understand, and downright boring in other spots. Since I used it extensively in a class, it would have been nice to have an index for helping locate specific portions to reread or cite in essay writing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language and its uses. Ego-Boosting in Speech Activities.


The Myth of the General American. She does reference some research, but the bulk of her references are to either her own first- or second-hand experience, her assumptions, or the class assignments of her college students. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Looking for beautiful books? I’ve been reading this for schoolwork, taking notes and going rather slowly because of it.

I spent my childhood reading books from the public library, about a mile from my home. Goodreads Author Died, Suddenly, 1 May I also developed a sense of beauty, and my imagination was fueled.

Sociolinguistics and the Professions Applications of Sociolinguistics. Speech Acts and Discourse Routines. To ask other readers questions about Languageplease sign up. The Origins of American Dialects. 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.

Language, the social mirror

Refresh and try again. Additionally, it 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.

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Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, chxika informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader. 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. Without parents or other caregivers present during the day, I had to amuse myself. Language Choice and Social Bonding.

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Language: The Social Mirror

Added to these advantages was the immigrant culture of my home. My book “Humans, Dogs, and Civilization” is the culmination of that research. From these almost daily encounters in my Bubby’s grandmother’s flat in elaime tenement house I grew up in, I learned how to analyze ideas–and every bit of information that came my way.

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