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Chapter 5: Gumperz and Interactional Sociolinguistics
Gumperz and Interactional Sociolinguistics
5.1 Introduction and Overview
Interactional sociolinguistics is a qualitative, interpretative approach to the analysis of social interaction that developed at the intersection of linguistics, anthropology and sociology. It emerged primarily out of the work of anthropological linguist John J. Gumperz, who, in his field research ...