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The aborted bribery event of U.S. Senator Larry Pressler

Roger W. Shuy.

in The Language of Bribery Cases

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 1997 words.

Analysis of the FBI’s undercover interview with Senator Pressler highlights the usefulness of the structure and flow of a bribery speech event. The first two phases, problem and proposed...

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Accent as Social Symbol

Lynda Mugglestone.

in Talking Proper

November 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 13219 words.

This chapter focuses on accent as a social symbol. It argues that the drive to raise the linguistic consciousness in terms of accent is not that ‘doctrine of appropriate usage’ — the...

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Acceptability Judgments

Jon Sprouse.

in Linguistics

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 10522 words.

Acceptability judgments form a substantial portion of the empirical foundation of nearly every area of linguistics (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) and nearly every type...

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Accountability in Social Interaction

Edited by Jeffrey D. Robinson.

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 376 pages.

Within the study of language and social interaction, in which this book is situated, the concept of “accountability”—including related concepts, such as “account” or “motive,” “accounting,”...

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Accountability in Social Interaction

Jeffrey D. Robinson.

in Accountability in Social Interaction

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 16842 words.

From the general perspective of language and social interaction, especially ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, this chapter reviews two broad senses of the notion of...

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The Accountability of Proposing (vs. Soliciting Proposals of) Arrangements

Jeffrey D. Robinson and Heidi Kevoe-Feldman.

in Accountability in Social Interaction

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics. 10849 words.

Using conversation analysis—in the context of ordinary, English, telephone conversation between adults—this chapter examines the social and interactional organization of a...

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Achieving your GOAL: A case study of three learners

Tanya McCarthy.

in Independent Language Learning

September 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 4728 words.

This chapter reports on a yearlong case study of three learners at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. Analysing data from learner portfolios, interviews and reflective...

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Acoustic Phonetics

Allard Jongman.

in Linguistics

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 7913 words.

Acoustic phonetics is the study of the acoustic characteristics of speech, including an analysis and description of speech in terms of its physical properties, such as frequency, intensity,...

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Acquisition of Language

Eve V. Clark.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 11974 words.

First language acquisition—the study of how children acquire their first language(s)––is the branch of psycholinguistics that deals with the process of acquisition. This field is variously...

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Acting Like Women, Acted Upon

Rudolf P. Gaudio.

in Queer Excursions

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 11585 words.

In the Islamic, Hausa-speaking region of northern Nigeria ‘yan daudu are men who are said to talk and act “like women” and who sometimes participate in affective, sexual, and economic...

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