Talking Power: The Politics Of Language

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Why is unintelligibility so valued in academia? How can a joke that's funny in one culture be an insult in another? In this book, a linguist answers these and other questions, revealing the ways in which what we say and how we say it help us to accomplish our aims.

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From courtroom to classroom, from summit talk to small talk, how what we say and how we say it influences every aspect of our lives.

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