The Expression of Inequality in Interaction

Power, dominance, and status

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  • Editors: Hanna Pishwa1, and Rainer Schulze2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027270054

In keeping with the profile of <i>Pragmatics &#38; Beyond New Series</i>, this volume presents and discusses issues that are central to aspects of social inequality, power, dominance and status as expressed in discourse in its broadest sense. The volume aggregates research efforts of the past years, and it constitutes a point of departure for future studies. The contributions challenge the widespread assumption that concepts such as inequality, power, dominance and status are predetermined in discourse; the volume, including contributions by international scholars from various disciplines such as linguistics, sociology and social psychology rather emphasizes the co-constructedness of these concepts in ordinary discourse and thus advances the potential for insights into how aspects of inequality, power, dominance and status are both made and understood. <br />This volume has been designed to promote recent research on a classic topic, relating discursive, cognitive and social dimensions of inequality in most of the social sciences and the humanities. <br />The volume aims at an international readership, making this book of interest to both researchers and advanced students in linguistic pragmatics, usage-based linguistics, ethnography of speaking, sociology and social psychology.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics and Dialectology; Pragmatics

  • Affiliations: 1: Technical University of Berlin; 2: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover

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