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Gumperz, John J. (John Joseph) 1922-2013

Overview
Works: 182 works in 564 publications in 9 languages and 7,831 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Conversation and phrase books  Phrase books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John J Gumperz
Directions in sociolinguistics : the ethnography of communication. by John J Gumperz( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse strategies by John J Gumperz( Book )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand the role of language in public life and the social process in general, we need first a closer understanding of how linguistic knowledge and social factors interact in discourse interpretation. This volume is a major advance towards that understanding. Professor Gumperz here synthesizes fundamental research on communication from a wide variety of disciplines - linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology and non-verbal communication - and develops an original and broadly based theory of conversational inference which shows how verbal communication can serve either between individuals of different social and ethnic backgrounds. The urgent need to overcome such barriers to effective communication is also a central concern of the book. Examples of conversational exchanges as well as of longer encounters, recorded in the urban United States, village Austria, South Asia and Britain, and analyzed to illustrate all aspects of the analytical approach, and to show how subconscious cultural presuppositions can damagingly affect interpretation of intent and judgement of interspeaker attitude. -- Publisher description
Language and social identity by John J Gumperz( Book )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout Western society there are now strong pressures for social and racial integration but, in spite of these, recent experience has shown that greater intergroup contact can actually reinforce social distinctions and ethnic stereotypes. The studies collected here examine, from a broad sociological perspective, the sorts of face-to-face verbal exchange that are characteristic of industrial societies, and the volume as a whole pointedly demonstrates the role played by communicative phenomena in establishing and reinforcing social identity. The method of analysis that has been adopted enables the authors to reveal and examine a centrally important but hitherto little discussed conversational mechanism: the subconscious processes of inference that result from situational factors, social presuppositions and discourse conventions. The theory of conversation and the method of analysis that inform the author's approach are discussed in the first two chapters, and the case studies themselves examine interviews, counselling sessions and similar formal exchanges involving contacts between a wide range of different speakers: South Asians, West Indians and native English speakers in Britain; English natives and Chinese in South-East Asia; Afro-Americans, Asians and native English speakers in the United States; and English and French speakers in Canada. The volume will be of importance to linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, and others with a professional interest in communication, and its findings will have far-reaching applications in industrial and community relations and in educational practice
Language in social groups by John J Gumperz( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking linguistic relativity( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic relativity is the claim that culture, through language, affects the way in which we think, and especially our classification of the experienced world. This book re-examines ideas about linguistic relativity in light of new evidence
Engager la conversation : introduction à la sociolinguistique interactionnelle by John J Gumperz( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six textes sur la dimension sociale de la communication orale. [SDM]
The ethnography of communication by John J Gumperz( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic diversity in South Asia: studies in regional, social, and functional variation by Charles A Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversational Hindi-Urdu by John J Gumperz( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and Hindi and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative practices in bilingual cooperative learning classrooms by John J Gumperz( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In cooperative learning environments, small groups of students work together to accomplish specific pedagogical tasks, and teachers act as facilitators. One highly significant characteristic of cooperative learning that has received little consideration so far is the shift in the participation frame that takes place when students are left alone to work on classroom tasks rather than having the teacher direct the learning process. Students are free to take their own time to work out their learning strategies, and they rely on peer group processes both to establish collaboration and guide their own learning. It is in such exchanges that learning processes can be made into observable activities. Central to the case studies described in this report is the fact that everyday informal conversational exchanges play an essential role in group processes, where one speaker is given primary rights of speaking, but where participants must compete for the floor and cooperate in achieving shared communicative tasks. The cases presented here are drawn from the Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (circ) database, which includes approximately 200 hours of 90-minute video recordings collected through ethnographic field work in third and fourth grade bilingual classrooms over a period of 3 years. The focus is on in-depth conversational and interactional sociolinguistic analysis of selected excerpts that illustrate key learning and teaching issues that arise in cooperative learning situations in monolingual and bilingual classrooms. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/KFT)
Sociolinguistique interactionnelle : une approche interprétative by John J Gumperz( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprache, lokale Kultur und soziale Identität : theoretische Beiträge und Fallstudien by John J Gumperz( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindi reader by John J Gumperz( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and Hindi and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report on school/home ethnography project by Jenny Cook-Gumperz( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on language and context by Jenny Cook-Gumperz( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenguaje y cultura by John J Gumperz( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urdu reader by John J Gumperz( Book )

10 editions published in 1960 in English and Urdu and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El significado de la diversidad lingüística y cultural( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing awareness skills for interethnic communication by John J Gumperz( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and interaction : discussions with John J. Gumperz( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features a fascinating and extended focal interview with Professor John J. Gumperz, who ranges over his long career trajectory and reflects on his scientific achievements and how they relate to the contemporary linguistic scene. In this way, the reader is presented with a snapshot introduction to Gumperz's work in a contemporary context. A number of commentaries provide a stimulating and illuminating series of theoretical and applied encounters with Gumperz's work from different perspectives. In so doing, they shed new light on Gumperz's seminal contribution to the study of language a
 
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Directions in sociolinguistics : the ethnography of communication.
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Discourse strategiesLanguage and social identityRethinking linguistic relativityLanguage and interaction : discussions with John J. Gumperz
Alternative Names
Gumperz, Hans-Josef 1922-2013

Gumperz J.J.

Gumperz, J. J. 1922-2013

Gumperz John

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Gumperz, John J. (John Joseph)

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Gumperz, John J. (John Joseph), 1922-2013

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John J. Gumperz linguiste

John Joseph Gumperz

검퍼즈, 존 조셉 1922-

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ガンパーズ, ジョン

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Languages
English (268)

French (20)

Spanish (7)

Hindi (7)

German (5)

Japanese (2)

Chinese (2)

Urdu (1)

Catalan (1)