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Symbolic Interactionism, Erving Goffman, and Sociolinguistics

Symbolic Interactionism, Erving Goffman, and Sociolinguistics

Symbolic interactionism, erving goffman, and sociolinguistics

8.1 Introduction

Sociologist Erving Goffman (1922–82) devoted his career to exploring the nuances of face-to-face interaction to discover and describe the underlying interaction order. From his early ethnographies of a small island community ...

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