As the book will serve to make the user of the English language in the twenty-first century effective in all their endeavours that require its usage, it will be particularly useful for learners of English as a second language.
The work is organized around a series of five themes:
• Language and Culture
• Intergroup Communication
• Intergenerational Relations
• Interpersonal Accommodation
• Institutional Accommodation.
Within each theme, prominent scholars present reviews of the literature, which are followed by responses, reactions, and extensions from a multidisciplinary group of researchers. These responses often move beyond typical academic prose and engage with the material in novel ways, including graphical theoretical models, short personal reflections, and creative prose. It is essential reading for students and academics in the interdisciplinary fields of communication, language, and social psychology.
The Language of Everyday Life includes: topics for discussion; exercises, and; further readings; extensive glossary of technical terms; a practical guide to project work.
In 1970, Ram Dass' Be Here Now became the counter-culture bible for thousands of young people seeking enlightenment in the midst of the darkness of Vietnam. It was a pioneering bridge, written in colloquial language, from the psychedelic 60s to eastern spirituality, and over the years has sold and continues to sell more than two million copies.
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