DescriptionThis is the first text on language in communication written from a social psychological perspective that sets issues in their broader biological, sociological and cultural contexts.
List of Tables.
1. Contextual Framework for Social Psychology of Language in Communication: Aims and Issues.
2. Language in and out of Context: Structure and Substance.
3. Functions of Language.
4. Non-Verbal Communication in Non-Human Creatures.
5. Human Non-Verbal Communication.
6. Encounter Regulation and Conversation.
7. Regulation of States and Behaviour of Self and Others.
8. Regulation and Marking of Social Relationships: Shaking Hands.
9. Terms of Address and Reference, and Being Polite.
10. Marking of States, Identities, and Settings: Issues.
11. Marking of States, Identities, and Settings: Data and Their Interpretation.
12. The Representational Function (F7).
13. Mass-Mediated Communication: Spirals of Spin and Broken Swords of Truth.
14. Representation and Regulation: Their Relevance to Social Class.
15. Five Theories and a Representation-As-Default Thesis.
16. Retrospect and Prospect.
- This is a comprehensive text on language and communication written from a social psychological perspective.
- It shows how language and non-verbal activities are integrated in the process of communication and looks at what language is used for and how it works in context.
- For each topic a brief review is followed by evidence about the roles of verbal and non-verbal activity.
- In all cases, descriptions and explanations are accompanied by data and experimental findings, ensuring a balanced approach.