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Codes and Consequences : Choosing Linguistic Varieties - Carol Myers-Scotton

Codes and Consequences

Choosing Linguistic Varieties

By: Carol Myers-Scotton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780195115222
Number Of Pages: 232

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Carol Myers-Scotton has edited a collection of essays that covers the choice of one style of English over another in everything from Bible translations to "surprise in poetry" to supervisor-worker interactions on the automobile assembly line. An important theme developed to varying degrees in these papers is the notion that speakers and writers, as rational actors, exploit the unmarked-marked opposition regarding audience expectations so as to convey messages of intentionality charged with social or psychological import.

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
A Theoretical Introduction to the Markedness Modelp. 18
Stylistic Choices In Literature
Implicatures of Styleswitching in the Narrative Voice of Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horsesp. 41
Marked Grammatical Structures: Communicating Intentionality in The Great Gatsby and As I Lay Dyingp. 62
Markedness and References to Characters in Biblical Hebrew Narrativesp. 89
Literariness, Markedness, and Surprise in Poetryp. 101
Villainous Boys: On Some Marked Exchanges in Romeo and Julietp. 124
Stylistic Choices In Spoken English
Markedness and Styleswitching in Performances by African American Drag Queensp. 139
Styleswitching in Southern Englishp. 162
Marked Versus Unmarked Choices on the Auto Factory Floorp. 178
Stylistic Choices And Second-Language Acquisition
"Not Quite Right": Second-Language Acquisition and Markednessp. 195
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780195115222
ISBN-10: 0195115228
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st June 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.48