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Language, Discourse and Social Psychology

  • Weatherall Ann
  • M. Watson Bernadette
  • Gallois Cindy

Part of the Palgrave Advances in Linguistics book series (PADLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Language, accommodation and intercultural encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Richard y Bourhis, Shaha El-Geledi, Itesh Sachdev
      Pages 15-50
  4. Language and Discourse in Institutional Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Marie Y. Savundranayagam, Ellen Bouchard Ryan, Mary Lee Hummert
      Pages 81-107
    3. Howard Giles, Christopher Hajek, Valerie Barker, Mei-Chen Lin, Yan Bing Zhang, Mary Lee Hummert et al.
      Pages 131-159
    4. Jonathan Potter, Alexa Hepburn
      Pages 160-180
  5. Gender and Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Tamar Murachver, Anna Janssen
      Pages 185-205
    3. Sue Wilkinson, Celia Kitzinger
      Pages 206-230
  6. Discourse, Rhetoric and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Martha Augoustinos, Danielle Every
      Pages 233-254
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book


Language and communication are central features of social behaviour. So, it is somewhat surprising that the social psychological study of this area has a relatively short history. In this book a leading group of scholars overview the history, theories and methods of the field, and showcase the latest developments in cutting-edge empirical work.


behavior communication discourse emotion gender psychology social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Weatherall Ann
    • 1
  • M. Watson Bernadette
    • 2
  • Gallois Cindy
    • 3
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of QueenslandNew Zealand
  3. 3.University of QueenslandNew Zealand

About the editors

MARTHA AUGOUSTINOS Professor and Co-Director of the Discourse and Social Psychology Unit (DASP), School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia VALERIE BARKER Lecturer, School of Communication, San Diego State University, USA RICHARD Y. BOURHIS Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada PETER BULL Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of York, UK MICHELLE CHERNIKOFF ANDERSON Director of Research and Education, Center on Police Practices and Community (COPPAC), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA RICHARD CLÉMENT Professor of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada SHAHA EL-GELEDI Presently doing her PhD in Social Psychology with Richard Y. Bourhis at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada DANIELLE EVERY PhD candidate, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia HOWARD GILES Professor of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA CHRISTOPHER HAJEK Assistant Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA MARY LEE HUMMERT Professor of Communication Studies and Associate Vice Provost for Research, University of Kansas, USA ANNA JANSSEN Lecturer, Faculty Education Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand CELIA KITZINGER Professor of Conversation Analysis, Gender and Sexuality, Department of Sociology, University of York, UK MEI-CHEN LIN Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, USA PETER D. MACINTYRE Professor of Psychology, Cape Breton University, USA TAMAR MURACHVER Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand KIMBERLY A. NOELS Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada W. PETER ROBINSON Professor of Social Psychology Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK ELLEN BOUCHARD RYAN Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Centre for Gerontological Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada ITESH SACHDEV Reader in the Social Psychology of Language and Groups, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK MARIE SAVUNDRANAYAGAM Assistant Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA SUE WILKINSON Professor of Feminist and Health Studies, Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK YAN BING ZHANG Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas, USA

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