Originally published in 1985. Detailed exploration of the dynamics of language within social psychology forms a social psychology of language which is distinct from other approaches. This volume presents some of the growing body of research in this area, with many theoretical models and ideas - chapters consider the relationship between language and social situations, looking at cognitive structures in how communication between individuals develops in childhood and beyond, how it defines social situations, influences others, expresses feelings and values, evokes social categorizations and how it can break down.

chapter 1|9 pages


ByHoward Giles

chapter 3|45 pages

Psychological and Interactional Dimensions of Communicative Development

ByBarbara J. O’Keefe, Jesse G. Delia

chapter 4|26 pages

Acquiring Social Variation in Speech

ByJean Berko Gleason, Rivka Y. Perlmann

chapter 5|32 pages

Speech Cues and Social Evaluation: Markers of Ethnicity, Social Class, and Age

ByRichard J. Sebastian, Ellen Bouchard Ryan

chapter 6|38 pages

Towards a Social Psychology of Voice Variations

ByBruce L. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

chapter 8|31 pages

An Expectancy Interpretation of Language and Persuasion

ByMichael Burgoon, Gerald R. Miller

chapter 9|33 pages

Pragmatics Versus Reinforcers: An Experimental Analysis Verbal Accommodation

ByHoward M. Rosenfeld, Pamela K. Gunnell

chapter 10|24 pages

Interpersonal Accommodation and Situational Construals: An Integrative Formalisation

ByPeter Ball, Howard Giles, Miles Hewstone