Journals Higher Education

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20 August 1998

232 Pages | 4 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195115239


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Codes and Consequences

Choosing Linguistic Varieties

Edited by Carol Myers-Scotton

Carol Myers-Scotton has edited a collection of essays that covers the choice of one style of English over another in everything from Bible translations to "surprise in poetry" to supervisor-worker interactions on the automobile assembly line. An important theme developed to varying degrees in these papers is the notion that speakers and writers, as rational actors, exploit the unmarked-marked opposition regarding audience expectations so as to convey messages of intentionality charged with social or psychological import.

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