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Language and communication are central features of social behaviour. So, it is somewhat surprising that the social psychological study of language, communication and discourse has a relatively short history. In this book a leading group of language, discourse and social psychology scholars will overview the history, theories and methods of the field. However, the main focus is discussing current developments in the social psychology of language and discourse, showcasing cutting edge empirical work.

The target audiences for the series are students, teachers and researchers who want to see what's going on in the field from a wider perspective. The book captures the full potential and excitement of language, discourse and social psychology. For students, the book should encourage them to see the subject in the broad, and their own studies in context. For teachers and researchers it will highlight some of the most exciting current research directions.


Description

Language and communication are central features of social behaviour. So, it is somewhat surprising that the social psychological study of language, communication and discourse has a relatively short history. In this book a leading group of language, discourse and social psychology scholars will overview the history, theories and methods of the field. However, the main focus is discussing current developments in the social psychology of language and discourse, showcasing cutting edge empirical work.

The target audiences for the series are students, teachers and researchers who want to see what's going on in the field from a wider perspective. The book captures the full potential and excitement of language, discourse and social psychology. For students, the book should encourage them to see the subject in the broad, and their own studies in context. For teachers and researchers it will highlight some of the most exciting current research directions.


Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Language and Discourse in Social Psychology; A.Weatherall, C.Gallois & B.M.Watson
PART 1: LANGUAGE, ACCOMMODATION AND INTERCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS
Language, Ethnicity and Intergroup Relations; R.Y.Bourhis, S.El-Geledi & I.Sachdev
Three Variations on the Social Psychology of Bilinguality: Context Effects in Motivation, Usage and Identity; R.Clément, K.A.Noels & P.D.MacIntyre
PART 2: LANGUAGE AND DISCOURSE IN INSTITUTIONAL TALK
Communication, Health and Aging: Promoting Empowerment; M.Y.Savundranayagam, E.B.Ryan & M.L.Hummert
Language, Discourse, and Communication About Health and Illness: Intergroup Relations, Role and Emotional Support; B.M.Watson & C.Gallois
Communication Accommodation: Law Enforcement and the Public; H.Giles, C.Hajek, V.Barker, M-C.Lin, Y.B.Zhang, M.L.Hummert & M.Chernikoff Anderson
Discursive Psychology: Mind and Reality in Practice; J.Potter & A.Hepburn
PART 3: GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Gender and Communication in Controlled Studies; T.Murachver & A.Janssen
Conversation Analysis, Gender and Sexuality; S.Wilkinson & C.Kitzinger
PART 4: DISCOURSE, RHETORIC AND POLITICS
Contemporary Racist Discourse: Taboos Against Racism and Racist Accusations; M.Augoustinos & D.Every
Political Language and Persuasive Communication; P.Bull
False Beliefs and Unsound Arguments Promoted by Authorities; W.P.Robinson
Appendix
References
Index


Authors

ANN WEATHERALL is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her books include: Sex and the Body (co-edited with Nicola Gavey and Annie Potts), Gender, Language and Discourse, and Ages Ahead (co-edited with Sik Hung Ng, James Liu and Cynthia Loong).

BERNADETTE M. WATSON is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Social Research in Communication (CSRComm) at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is a member of the executive of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. She has published in the journals Health Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and International Journal of Psycholinguistics, as well as a number of book chapters.

CINDY GALLOIS is Professor of Psychology at The University of Queensland, Australia, and Director of Research in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science. She has published 10 books and monographs, and well over 100 chapters and journal articles. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, past President of the International Communication Association, current President of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology, Charter Fellow of the Intercultural Studies Academy.