Spanish and English in U.S. Service Encounters (Hardback)Laura Callahan (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 515 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
"This book provides a fascinating exploration of language choice in the workplace; it uses service encounters as a lens for examining how speakers position themselves in relation to others through language accommodation (or non-accommodation). Using recent theoretical frameworks based on the social construction of identity, Callahan offers us an insightful analysis of the roles of language choice and code-switching in signaling ingroup or outgroup status and in publicly negotiating identity." - Carmen Fought, Professor of Linguistics, Pitzer College; Author of Chicano English in Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
"The comprehensive topic of this study - an examination of service encounters as a way to better understand the sociolinguistic and identitary complexity surrounding use and non-use of Spanish in the US - is a very timely one that deserves attention. Dr. Callahan offers a reader-friendly, theoretically-informed and data-rich perspective." - Robert Train, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Director, Language & Culture Learning Center, Sonoma State University
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