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Politics embedded in language

John E. Joseph

in Language and Politics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624522
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0004
Politics embedded in language

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This chapter reviews various perspectives on language and politics. It discusses deferential address; gendered language; ‘powerless’ language; and the politics of language change.

Keywords: language; politics; deferential address; gendered language; powerless language; language change

Chapter.  11335 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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