Journals Higher Education

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04 June 2009

272 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195331646


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Stance

Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Alexandra Jaffe

Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

Stancetaking-or speaker positioning-is central to communication. This collected volume explores stancetaking as a sociolinguistic phenomenon, looking at how speakers use language to position themselves and others and exploring how speakers and writers make use of and sometimes transform the meaning of sociolinguistic variables in their acts of stance.

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