The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology

Hardcover | August 13, 2014

EditorThomas M. Holtgraves

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Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through theseinteractions without ever having met face-to-face. How? Through the words they use and the way they use them. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Language is viewed as a social activity, and to understand this complex human activity requires a consideration of its socialpsychological underpinnings. Moreover, as a social activity, the use and in fact the existence of language has implications for a host of traditional social psychological processes. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between language and social psychology, and it is this reciprocalrelationship that defines the essence of this handbook.The handbook is divided into six sections. The first two sections focus on the social underpinnings of language, that is, the social coordination required to use language, as well as the manner in which language and broad social dimensions such as culture mutually constitute one another. The nexttwo sections consider the implications of language for a host of traditional social psychological topics, including both intraindividual (e.g., attribution) and interindividual (e.g., intergroup relations) processes. The fifth section examines the role of language in the creation of meaning, and thefinal section includes chapters documenting the importance of the language-social psychology interface for a number of applied areas.

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Language pervades everything we do as social beings. It is, in fact, difficult to disentangle language from social life, and hence its importance is often missed. The emergence of new communication technologies makes this even more striking. People come to "know" one another through theseinteractions without ever having met face-to-fac...

Thomas Holtgraves is a professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has conducted interdisciplinary research, supported by the NSF and NIH, into multiple facets of language and social psychology.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199838631

ISBN - 13:9780199838639

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Language and Social Psychology: Introduction and OverviewPart I. Social Dimensions of Language Variation: Social Causes and Consequences of Language Variability1. Howard Giles and Tamara Raki?: Language Attitudes: Social Determinants and Consequences of Language Variation2. Stella Ting-Toomey and Tenzin Dorjee: Language, Identity, and Culture: Multiple Identity-Based Perspectives3. Yoshihisa Kashima, Emiko Kashima, Evan Kidd: Language and Culture4. Campbell Leaper: Gender Similarities and Differences in LanguagePart II. Social Processes Involved in Language-Based Interactions5. Herbert H. Clark and Tania Henetz: Working Together6. Dale Barr: Perspective Taking and its Impostors in Language Use: Four Patterns of Deception7. Janet Bavelas, Jennifer Gerwing, and Sara Healing: Hand Gestures and Facial Displays in Conversational Interaction8. Martin Pickering and Simon Garrod: Interactive Alignment and Language Use9. Rachel Giora: Cognitive and Social Aspects of CoherencePart III. Linguistic Underpinnings of Interpersonal Processes10. Anne Maass, Luciano Arcuri, and Caterina Suitner: Shaping Intergroup Relations through Language11. James Dillard: Language and Persuasion12. Steve Duck and Daniel A. Usera: Language and Interpersonal Relationships13. Molly E. Ireland and Matthias R. Mehl: Natural Language Use as a Marker of Personality14. Cindy K. Chung and James W. Pennebaker: Using Computerized Text Analysis to Track Social ProcessesPart IV. Linguistic Underpinnings of Intrapersonal Processes15. Robert S. Wyer, Jr.: Language and Social Comprehension16. Klaus Fiedler and Tobias Krger: Language and Attribution: Implicit Causal and Dispositional Information Contained in Words17. M. Pasupathi, C. D. Mansfield, T. L. Weeks: Me and My Stories18. Jennifer M.B. Fugate and Lisa Feldman Barrett: The Role of Language on the Perception and Experience of Emotion19. Alexandra Kent and Jonathan Potter: Discursive Social PsychologyPart V. Language and Meaning20. Michael P. Kaschak and John L. Jones: Grounding Language in Our Bodies and the World21. Rachel Giora: Literal vs. Nonliteral Language - Novelty Matters22. Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.: Intentions in Meaningful Experiences of Language23. John C. J. Hoeks and Harm Brouwer: Electrophysiological Research on Conversation and Discourse Processing24. Politeness and Reasoning: Face, Connectives, and QuantifiersPart VI. Applied TopicsJean-Francois Bonnefon: 25. John Edwards: Language Variation in the Classroom26. Frederick G. Conrad, Michael F. Schober, and Norbert Schwarz: Pragmatic Processes in Survey Interviewing27. Deborah Davis and J. Guillermo Villalobos: Language and the Law: Illustrations from Cases of Disputed Sexual Consent28. Paul J. Taylor: The Role of Language in Conflict and Conflict Resolution29. Susan Fussell and Leslie D. Setlock: Computer-Mediated Communication30. Arthur C. Graesser, Fazel Keshtkar, and Haiying Li: The Role of Natural Language and Discourse Processing in Advanced Tutoring Systems