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The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology

W. Peter Robinson (Editor), Howard Giles (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-49096-8
688 pages
June 2001
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When originally published in 1993 the first edition of this book was widely acknowledged as a definitive text in the field.The New Handbook builds on this success to provide updated reviews of many of the important theoretical and practical areas in which progress has been achieved in the last decade. It has also been expanded to contain additional material on the integra ion of verbal and non-verbal features in communication,and how such systems work,especially in applied settings and social relationships.

With its strong reviews,the new Handbook of Language and Social Psychology provides rapid access to a social psychological perspective for linguists, anthropologists,sociologists, and other academics concerned with language.

KEY FEATURES:
- Completely updated edition of the definitive handbook on language and social
psychology.
- Expanded range of topics covered.
- Provides state-of-the-art reviews of many of the important theoretical and practical areas in which progress has recently been achieved.
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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Prologue (W. Robinson).

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

Language in Communication: Frames of Reference (W. Robinson).

Communication Accommodation Theory (C. Shepard, et al.).

Discrepancy Arousal Theory and Cognitive Valence Theory (L. Guerrero, et al.).

Expectancy Theories (J. Burgoon & M. Burgoon).

Discursive Social Psychology (J. Potter & D. Edwards).

Storytelling: The Power of Narrative Communication and Interpretation (Sunwolf & L. Frey).

Language Attitudes: Retrospect, Conspect, and Prospect (J. Bradac, et al.).

FACE TO FACE: STRUCTURES AND GENERAL FUNCTIONS.

Towards a Comprehensive Model of Non-Verbal Communication (M. Patterson).

Miscommunication and Communication Failure (C. Berger).

Conversation (B. Slugoski & D. Hilton).

Facework (C. MacMartin, et al.).

FACE TO FACE: SPECIAL FUNCTIONS.

Arguing (M. Billig).

Patronizing (M. Hummert & E. Ryan).

Deceiving (J. Tornqvist, et al.).

Accounting (R. Buttny & G. Morris).

Negotiating (S. Wilson, et al.).

Gossiping (N. Emler).

SOCIAL RELATIONS.

Politeness (T. Holtgraves).

Power (S. Ng & S. Reid).

Interpersonal Relations (E. Sahlstein & S. Duck).

The Observation of Marital Interaction (N. Roberts & P. Noller).

SOCIAL CATEGORIES.

Multilingual Communication (I. Sachdev & R. Bourhis).

A Layered Approach to Ethnicity, Language and Communication (M. Hecht, et al.).

Towards a Social Theory of Gender (L. Coates & T. Johnson).

Language, Ageing and Ageism (N. Coupland & J. Coupland).

APPLIED SETTINGS.

Second Language Mystery (R. Clement & R. Gardner).

Communication, Relationships and Health (M. Fitzpatrick & A. Vangelisti).

Language, Law and Power (W. O'Barr).

Active Patients as Powerful Communicators (R. Street).

Communication in Organizations: An Intergroup Perspective (J. Gardner, et al.).

Language and the Media: An Emerging Field for Social Psychology (P. Lunt & S. Livingstone).

Social Psychological Theories of Computer-Mediated Communication: Social Pain or Social Gain (R. Spears, et al.).

Epilogue: Jennifer Fortman and Howard Giles.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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