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Kramsch combines insights from linguistics, anthropology and sociology to show how language represents and constructs social reality.
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Format: 14 x 22 cm
Introduction; Part I. The Power of Symbolic Representation: 1. 'I speak therefore I am'; 2. The politics of representation; 3. Narratives of power: the power of narrative; Part II. The Power of Symbolic Action: 4. 'I do things with words, therefore I am'; 5. From symbolic power to symbolic violence; 6. When symbolic violence becomes symbolic warfare; Part III. The Power to Create Symbolic Reality: 7. 'I am seen and talked about, therefore I am'; 8. Language as symbolic power in the digital age; 9. Engaging with symbolic power: responding to symbolic violence; Conclusion.
Claire Kramsch is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She has won the Kenneth Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association three times, for Context and Culture in Language Teaching (1993), The Multilingual Subject (2009) and The Multi-lingual Instructor (2018, with Lihua Zhang). She is the past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).