Power in Language Verbal Communication and Social Influence

by Sik Hung Ng, James J. Bradac

Part of the Language and Language Behavior Series

Power in Language Verbal Communication and Social Influence Synopsis

This volume is a comprehensive analysis of research and theory on verbal communication and social influence. It examines a variety of empirical studies, theoretical positions, methodological matters and substantive issues pertaining to the use of language for generating influence and control. It moves from the basic concept of monological speech and the achievement of power to the increasingly complex and subtle cases of conversational control and linguistic depoliticization. Topics such as linguistic signs of power, language as a resource for creating power and social causes of verbal power are examined in contexts ranging from informal conversations to newspaper headlines. The research scrutinized ranges from qualitative analyses of social interaction to quantitative analyses of message effects.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803944237
Publication date: 13th July 1993
Author: Sik Hung Ng, James J. Bradac
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 238 pages
Categories: Sociolinguistics, Anthropology,

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