Language Matters: Communication, Culture, and Identity

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Language matters greatly in almost every aspect of human behaviour and experience. Neurally and culturally humans are powerfully equipped to acquire language and use it for a variety of cognitive and social purposes. While the stress of this volume is more on the social purpose of language use, its cognitive development will also be discussed. This book comprises 20 chapters which are an extension of the interflow of ideas at the 8th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology held in Hong Kong

Pub. Date
Apr 1, 2004
525 pages
152 x 229 mm

Communication, Culture and Identity: Overview and Synthesis
Section I: Communication
1.   An Intergroup Approach to Communicating Stigma: Gays and Lesbians
2.   Emotional Expression as a Sociolinguistic Strategy: Its Importance in Medical   
3.   A Self-Categorization Perspective on Gender and Communication: Reconciling
      the Gender-as-Culture and Dominance Explorations
4.   Seeing the Difference, Feeling the Difference: Emergent Adult's Perceptions of 
      Communication and "Good"Communication with Peers and Adolescents

Section II: Cultural Processes
5.   Making Sense of Differences: Language, Culture, and Social Reality
6.   Symbols and Interactions: Application of the CCC Model to Culture, Language,
      and Social Identity
7.   Culture and Intergenerational Communication: Implications of Cultures for   
      Communication Across Age Groups
8.   A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Metaphorical Representation of 

Section III: Social Identity
9.   Social Identity, Self-Categorization, and Communication in Small Groups
10. Language and the Situated Nature of Ethnic Identity
11. Exploring Social Support and Social Identity within a Multigenerational
      Community of Women
12. Language, Tourism and Globalisation: Mapping New International Identities

Section IV: Communicating Culture and Identity in Natural Social Settings
13. Creating Caregiver Identity: The Role of Communication Problems Associated
      with Dementia
14. Communicating Disability: Stereotypes, Identity, and Motivation
15. Will You Be My Mentor? The Intercultural Language of Initiating Mentoring    
16. Mentoring Recidivist Youth Offenders
17. Improving the Evaluation of Mentoring Programs
18. Discursive Construction of Knowledge and Narratives about Gangster Youth:
      A Critical Discourse Analysis of Social Work Research Interviews
19. Rap Lyrics and Antisocial Effects on Young People in Hong Kong
20. Conflict in Families with Adolescents: How Family Relationships Affect Each