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Society and Language Use; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction.
Society and language use; Accommodation theory; Agency and language; Authority; Bilingualism and multilingualism; Code-switching; Cognitive sociology; Contact; Correlational sociolinguistics; Gender; Interactional sociolinguistics; Language dominance and minorization; Language ideologies.
Evolving perspectives; Language rights; Marxist linguistics; 'Other' representation; Social institutions; Speech community; Symbolic interactionism; Index; The series Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights. The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this seventh volume underlines the mutually constitutive relation between society and language use. It highlights a number of the most prominent approaches of this relation and it draws attention to a selected number of topics that the study of language in its.