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  1. Mengistu Amberber (ed.) (2007). The Language of Memory in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. John Benjamins.
    ... volume explores the language of memory in a cross-linguistic perspective. The term memory is to be understood broadly as the "capacity to encode, store, ...
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  2. L. L. Ayupova (2013). LANGUAGE SITUATION IN THE SLAVIC WORLD COUNTRIES: TOPICAL ISSUES. Liberal Arts in Russia 2 (4):303-308.
    The article examine the problem of language situation researching in the Slavic world, and in all other countries. These studies are among the topical directions of modern linguistics, in particular – sociolinguistics. The language situation concept as a key scientific concept of modern linguistics approved in works of domestic and foreign scholars.. The article suggests ways of further development of the category on this basis through the study of the language situation in the modern cities of the Slavic world (Ljubljana (...)
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  3. Michael P. Barnes (2006). Faroe Islands: Language Situation. In Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Elsevier 432--433.
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  4. P. Beade (1993). Book Reviews : Karol Janicki, Toward Non-Essentialist Sociolinguistics. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990. Pp. 136. D.M. 88.00. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (4):548-551.
  5. Madeleine E. L. Beveridge & Thomas H. Bak (2012). Beyond One-Way Streets: The Interaction of Phonology, Morphology, and Culture with Orthography. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (5):280-281.
    Frost's claim that universal models of reading require linguistically diverse data is relevant and justified. We support it with evidence demonstrating the extent of the bias towards some Indo-European languages and alphabetic scripts in scientific literature. However, some of his examples are incorrect, and he neglects the complex interaction of writing system and language structure with history and cultural environment.
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  6. Sylvia Burrow (2008). Gendered Politeness, Self-Respect, and Autonomy. In Bernard Mulo Farenkia (ed.), In De la Politesse Linguistique au Cameroun / Linguistic Politeness in Cameroon. Peter Lang
    Socialization enforces gendered standards of politeness that encourage men to be dominating and women to be deferential in mixed-gender discourse. This gendered dynamic of politeness places women in a double bind. If women are to participate in polite discourse with men, and thus to avail of smooth and fortuitous social interaction, women demote themselves to a lower social ranking. If women wish to rise above such ranking, then they fail to be polite and hence, open themselves to a wellspring of (...)
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  7. Adam M. Croom (2014). Spanish Slurs and Stereotypes for Mexican-Americans in the USA: A Context-Sensitive Account of Derogation and Appropriation. Sociocultural Pragmatics 8:145–179.
    Slurs such as spic, slut, wetback, and whore are linguistic expressions that are primarily understood to derogate certain group members on the basis of their descriptive attributes (such as their race or sex) and expressions of this kind have been considered to pack some of the nastiest punches natural language affords. Although prior scholarship on slurs has uncovered several important facts concerning their meaning and use –including that slurs are potentially offensive, are felicitously applied towards some targets yet not others, (...)
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  8. Adam M. Croom (2013). How to Do Things with Slurs: Studies in the Way of Derogatory Words. Language and Communication 33:177-204.
    This article provides an original account of slurs and how they may be differentially used by in-group and out-group speakers. Slurs are first distinguished from other terms and their role in social interaction is discussed. A new distinction is introduced between three different uses of slurs : the paradigmatic derogatory use, non-paradigmatic derogatory use, and non-paradigmatic non-derogatory use. I then account for their literal meaning and explain how a family-resemblance conception of category membership can clarify our understanding of the various (...)
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  9. Inga Dolinina & Vittorina Cecchetto, Facework and Rhetorical Strategies in Intercultural Argumentation.
    Intercultural discourse adds a new dimension—facework —to the theory and practice of argumentation from a number of perspectives: its specificity as compared to ordinary argumentational discourse, the interpretation of the concept of incommensurability, and the conduct of international negotiations. Politeness systems relevant for different cultures are not unpredictable, but represent linguistically and cognitively a highly generalised universal system which can be adopted by interlocutors and used in practical discourse. Politeness expressions are governed by linguistic components—by language forms of a certain (...)
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  10. Brian D. Earp (2012). The Extinction of Masculine Generics. Journal for Communication and Culture 2 (1):4-19.
    In English, as in many other languages, male-gendered pronouns are sometimes used to refer not only to men, but to individuals whose gender is unknown or unspecified, to human beings in general (as in ―mankind‖) and sometimes even to females (as when the casual ―Hey guys‖ is spoken to a group of women). These so-called he/man or masculine generics have come under fire in recent decades for being sexist, even archaic, and positively harmful to women and girls; and advocates of (...)
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  11. Riccardo Fusaroli & Kristian Tylen (2012). Carving Language for Social Coordination: A Dynamical Approach. Interaction Studies 13 (1):103-124.
    Human social coordination is often mediated by language. Through verbal dialogue, people direct each other's attention to properties of their shared environment, they discuss how to jointly solve problems, share their introspections, and distribute roles and assignments. In this article, we propose a dynamical framework for the study of the coordinative role of language. Based on a review of a number of recent experimental studies, we argue that shared symbolic patterns emerge and stabilize through a process of local reciprocal linguistic (...)
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  12. Kira Hall & Chad Nilep (2015). Code Switching, Identity, and Globalization. In Deborah Tannen, Heidi E. Hamilton & Deborah Schiffrin (eds.), Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Blackwell 597-619.
    Since the mid-twentieth century, treatments of code switching and associated practices have converged toward understanding linguistic hybridity and diverse sociality amid accelerating globalization of peoples, social groups, and commodified languages. This chapter reviews four traditions of code switching research that suggest divergent theoretical perspectives on language and identity. The first, established in the 1960s within the ethnography of communication, situates code switching as a product of local speech community identities. Research on language and political economy in the 1980s initiated a (...)
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  13. Ruqaiya Hasan (2009). Semantic Variation: Meaning in Society and in Sociolinguistics. Equinox.
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  14. Karol Janicki (2006). Language Misconceived: Arguing for Applied Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    Linguistics is important. An understanding of linguistic principles is as essential to the layperson as it is to the language scholar. Using concrete examples from politics, law, and education, this book shows how people misconceive language every day and what the consequences of misconceptions can be. Since the meanings of words are often fuzzy at best, this volume argues for a flexible approach to meaning and definitions, and demonstrates how this approach can help us understand many conflicts. It is an (...)
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  15. Dunja Jutronić (2010). Kako Bi Trebali Govoriti Hrvatski Magarci? O Sociolingvistici Animiranih Filmova (How Should Croatian Donkeys Speak? Sociolinguistics of Animated Films). Croatian Journal of Philosophy 10 (3):287-292.
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  16. John Lyne, Having “A Whole Battery of Concepts”: Thinking Rhetorically About the Norms of Reason. Normative Funtionalism and the Pittsburgh School.
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  17. Fabrizio Macagno (2011). Implicatures and Hierarchies of Presumptions. In Frank Zenker (ed.), Argument Cultures: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA) (University of Windsor, ON 18-21 May 2011). OSSA 1-17.
    Implicatures are described as particular forms reasoning from best explanation, in which the para-digm of possible explanations consists of the possible semantic interpretations of a sentence or a word. The need for explanation will be shown to be triggered by conflicts between presumptions, namely hearer’s dialogical expectations and the presumptive sentence meaning. What counts as the best explanation can be established on the grounds of hierarchies of presumptions, dependent on dialogue types and interlocutors’ culture.
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  18. Rachel McKinnon (2015). Norms of Assertion: Truth, Lies, and Warrant. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book is about the norms of the speech act of assertion. This is a topic of lively contemporary debate primarily carried out in epistemology and philosophy of language. Suppose that you ask me what time an upcoming meeting starts, and I say, “4 p.m.” I’ve just asserted that the meeting starts at 4 p.m. Whenever we make claims like this, we’re asserting. The central question here is whether we need to know what we say, and, relatedly, whether what we (...)
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  19. Ningombam Bupenda Meitei, Language , Identity and Meiteilon.
    Language and identity have played a significant role in shaping the modern nation-states. Though , in modern days, it is a result of the French Revolution and European Renaissance , the notion of identity and language if not vividly but also did exist in Athenian society. The paper makes an attempt to understand the notion of language and how and who determines a language differentiating from its dialects , and also captures the notion of identity. The paper journeys through with (...)
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  20. Bernard Mulo Farenkia (ed.) (2008). In De la Politesse Linguistique au Cameroun / Linguistic Politeness in Cameroon. Peter Lang.
  21. Trevor Pateman (1985). From Nativism to Sociolinguistics: Integrating a Theory of Language Growth with a Theory of Speech Practices. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 15 (1):38–58.
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  22. Chris Reed, Douglas Walton & Fabrizio Macagno (2007). Argument Diagramming in Logic, Artificial Intelligence, and Law. Artificial Intelligence, and Law 22 (1):87-109.
  23. A. Sommerfelt & V. A. Velen (1965). Linguistic Structures and the Structures of Social Groups. Diogenes 13 (51):186-192.
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