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The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, 3 Volume Set

Karen Tracy (Editor-in-Chief), Cornelia Ilie (Associate Editor), Todd Sandel (Associate Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-61110-4
1660 pages
June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction is an invaluable reference work featuring contributions from leading global scholars, available both online and as a three-volume print set.

  • The definitive international reference work on a topic of major and increasing importance, in a new series of sub-disciplinary international encyclopedias
  • Provides state-of-the-art research for scholars in a highly interactive and accessible format, available both online and as a three-volume print set
  • Covers key research topics in the field with contributions from a team of experienced, global editors
  • Successfully brings into a single source, explication of all of the fascinating and ground-breaking Language and Social Interaction work developing globally and across subjects
  • Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association
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Table of Contents

Volume I

About the Editors vii

Contributors ix

Alphabetical List of Entries xvii

Thematic List of Entries xxi

Editor’s Introduction xxv

Language and Social Interaction A–

Volume II

Language and Social Interaction

Volume III

Language and Social Interaction –Z


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Author Information

Karen Tracy is Professor and Chair of Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Tracy is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a Distinguished Scholar at the National Communication Association. She is a past editor of the journal Research on Language and Social Interaction; her most recent books includie Challenges of Ordinary Democracy (2010) and Everyday Talk (with J.S. Robles, 2013). 

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"Drawing on the expertise of nearly 190 international contributors, editor Tracy (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) and her associate editors have compiled a thorough, up-to-date guide to language and social interaction (LSI)." (Choice 2016)
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