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Title Style-shifting in public [electronic resource] : new perspectives on stylistic variation / edited by Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy, Juan Antonio Cutillas-Espinosa.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in language variation, 1872-9592 ; vol. 9
Studies in language variation ; v. 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: style-shifting revisited / J.M. Hernández-Campoy & J.A. Cutillas-Espinosa -- Part I. Style and Scoiolinguistic Variation in Political Discours: Speaker design strategies in political contexts of a dialectal community / J.M. Hernández-Campoy & J.A. Cutillas-Espinosa; Style-shifting in the U.S. Congress: the foreign (a) vowel in "Iraq(i)" / Lauren Hall-Lew, Rebecca L. Starr & Elizabeth Coppock; Condoleezza Rice and the sociophonetic construction of identity / Robert J. Podeson; Speaker design in Austrian TV political discussions / Barbara Soukup; Recency, resonance, and the structuring of phonological style in political speeches / Robert J. Podseva, Patrick Callier & Jermay Jamsu -- Part II. Style and Sociolinguistic Variation in Media Interaction: Parodic performances as indexical negatives of style / Jennifer Sclafani; Popular music singing as referee design / Andy Gibson & Allan Bell; Performing style: improvisation and the linguistic (re)production of cultural knowledge / Anna Marie Trester; Dialect as style in Norwegian mass media / Thea R. Strand / "Carry shopping through to the end": linguistic innovation in a Chinese television program / Qing Zhang.
Summary Language acts are acts of identity, and linguistic variation reflects the multifaceted construction of verbal alternatives for transmitting social meaning, where style-shifting represents our ability to take up different social positions due to its potential for linguistic performance, rhetorical stance-taking and identity projection. Traditional variationist conceptualizations of style-shifting as a primarily responsive phenomenon seem unable to account for all stylistic choices. In contrast, more recent formulations see stylistic variation as initiative, creative and strategic in personal and.
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Subject Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects.
Mass media and language.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hernández Campoy, Juan Manuel.
Cutillas-Espinosa, Juan Antonio.
Other Form: Print version: Style-shifting in public. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2012 9789027234896 (DLC) 2011049142 (OCoLC)765882113
Print version: Hernández-Campoy, Juan Manuel. Style-Shifting in Public : New Perspectives on Stylistic Variation. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2012 9789027234896
ISBN 9789027274878 (electronic bk.)
9027274878 (electronic bk.)
9789027234896 (Hb ; alk. paper)
9027234892 (Hb ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613469304