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Title: Grammar and the Influence of Society and Culture
Contributor(s): Gladkova, Anna  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0471
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15300
Abstract: The influence of society and culture on grammar is studied within two major approaches. The sociolinguistic approach analyzes grammatical variation (along with any other linguistic variation) in relation to societal variation and cultural norms. Society and culture are treated closely in this approach with a particular focus on a "behaviorist" interpretation of culture (see Sarangi, 2009). The most prominent work in this regard is research done by William Labov and others (e.g., Labov, 1972, 1980, 2006). An approach that is mainly concerned with the infl uence of culture on language is ethnosyntax. Here a "mentalist" or "semiotic" interpretation of culture (see Sarangi, 2009) is of more importance. This entry will represent the perspective of the ethnosyntax approach.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, p. 1-8
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication: Chichester, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781405198431
9781405194730
Field of Research (FOR): 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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