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A Place to Stand

Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar

A Place to Stand( )
Author: Lindquist, Julie
Series title:Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-514037-8
Publication Date:Jan 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original contribution to the field. Sheexamines how regular patrons argue about political issues in order to create a group identity centered around political ideology. She also shows how their political arguments are actually a...
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