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Class language

Luke, Allan & Graham, Philip W. (2006) Class language. In Brown, K. (Ed.) Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science, United Kingdom, 428 -431.

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Abstract

How social class factors into linguistic practices and use, language change and loss has been a major theme in postwar sociolinguistics and ethnography of communication, language planning and sociology of language. Key foci of linguistic and sociological research include the study of social class in everyday language use, media and institutional texts. A further concern is to understand the relationship between social class stratification, intergenerational social reproduction, and language variation. Bourdieu’s model of linguistic habitus and cultural capital offers a broad theoretical template for examining these relations, even as they are complicated by forces of economic and cultural globalization, new media and identity formations.

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ID Code: 29749
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-08-044299-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier.
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:17

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