Originally published in 1979, this book presents an interdisciplinary study of the role of social markers in speech. Each chapter explores the nature and functioning of speech markers from a different social, biological or psychological perspective, and the volume offers a systematic survey of facts and ideas concerning the remarkable wealth of information that speech can convey. The final chapter is an attempt to view the subject from an integrated perspective and to develop a vocabulary and foundation for the development of interdisciplinary research. The volume will be of value to anyone with an interest in the general areas of language and communication, whether as anthropologists, linguists, ethologists, sociologists or psychologists.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Phonetic and linguistic markers in speech John Laver and Peter Trudgill; 2. Speech as a marker of situation Penelope Brown and Colin Fraser; 3. Age markers in speech Hede Helfrich; 4. Sex markers in speech Philip M. Smith; 5. Personality markers in speech Klaus R. Scherer; 6. Speech markers and social class W. Peter Robinson; 7. Ethnicity markers in speech Howard Giles; 8. Social structure, groups and interaction Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson; 9. Speech markers in social interaction Howard Giles, Klaus R. Scherer and Donald M. Taylor; Subject index; Author index.
Series: European Studies in Social Psychology
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 11th February 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.55