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Coupland, Nikolas 1950-

Works: 79 works in 538 publications in 1 language and 13,178 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P40, 306.44
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nikolas Coupland
Multiple goals in discourse by Nikolas Coupland( )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English in Wales : diversity, conflict, and change( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style : language variation and identity by Nikolas Coupland( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book develops a coherent theoretical approach to style in sociolinguistics, illustrated with copious examples. It explains how speakers project different social identities and create different social relationships through their style choices, and how speech-style and social context inter-relate. Style therefore refers to the wide range of strategic actions and performances that speakers engage in, to construct themselves and their social lives. Coupland draws on and integrates a wide variety of contemporary sociolinguistic research as well as his own extensive research in this field. The emphasis is on how social meanings are made locally, in specific relationships, genres, groups and cultures, and on studying language variation as part of the analysis of spoken discourse."--Jacket
Metalanguage : social and ideological perspectives by Cardiff Roundtable in Sociolinguistics( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ability of language to refer to itself, or its metalinguistic function, is explored in this volume through the study of explicit comments on speakers' own and other people's talk, reported speech, and stylisation. Metalanguage is theorized as an indispensable aspect of communication and as such an integral part of any sociolinguistic analysis. The book overviews the theory of metalanguage and presents original case studies of metalanguage in lay and professional (including linguists') discourses, the media, parliamentary debates, education, and retail shopping."--Jacket
Investigating language attitudes : social meanings of dialect, ethnicity and performance by Peter Garrett( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing research conducted by the authors throughout the 1990s, this text provides a consolidated report of a programme of studies into attitudes to Welsh English dialects
The handbook of language and globalization by Nikolas Coupland( )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization is a complex combination of economic, social, and cultural shifts largely carried out through language: from texts and communicative exchanges to the orders of meaning that construct contemporary social lives. The Handbook of Language and Globalization meets the challenges that globalization poses to sociolinguistic theory by investigating key issues relating to language use and development
The discourse reader by Adam Jaworski( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discourse Reader is the first comprehensive collection of important, original writings on discourse analysis. Designed as a structured source book for students from introductory undergraduate level upwards, the Reader is divided into clear sections covering the foundations of modern discourse analysis. It represents all the contemporary methods and traditions of discourse analysis, including pragmatics, conversation analysis, the ethnography of communication, narrative analysis and critical discourse analysis. Each section is introduced by the editors, and provides recommendations for further reading. The Discourse Reader is an indispensible introduction to the theoretical writings of: Foucault, Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Giddens, Goffman, Austin, Grice, Malinowski, Watzlawick, Gumperz, Sacks, Schegloff, Sperber and Wilson, Fairclough, Labov and others. It represents the best examples of discourse analysis, for example, in the work of Potter and Wetherall, Duranti, Ochs, Bell, Schiffrin, Sherzer, Brown and Levinson, Holmes, Bauman, Tannen and Wallat, Kress and van Leeuwen, Cameron, Mehan, van Dijk
Sociolinguistics : a reader and coursebook by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first volume of this kind for years, the editors have assembled a definitive view of the discipline bringing together much original work in sociolinguistics, ranging from fundamental theoretical statements and methodological articles, to classic explorations in dialect and style variation, language attitudes and stereotyping, multilingualism, face-to-face interaction and ethnography of communication. The contributors are eminent sociolinguists acclaimed internationally as pioneers and leading authorities in the field. This major new textbook will be a unique and invaluable resource for students and teachers of sociolinguistics and neighbouring disciplines
"Miscommunication" and problematic talk by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, society, and the elderly : discourse, identity, and ageing by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contexts of accommodation : developments in applied sociolinguistics( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of accommodation is concerned with motivations underlying and consequences arising from ways in which we adapt our language and communication patterns toward others. Since accommodation theory's emergence in the early l970s, it has attracted empirical attention across many disciplines and has been elaborated and expanded many times. In Contexts of Accommodation, accommodation theory is presented as a basis for sociolinguistic explanation, and it is the applied perspective that predominates this edited collection. The book seeks to demonstrate how the core concepts and relationships invoked by accommodation theory are available for addressing altogether pragmatic concerns. Accommodative processes can, for example, facilitate or impede language learners' proficiency in a second language as well as immigrants' acceptance into certain host communities; affect audience ratings and thereby the life of a television program; affect reaction to defendants in court and hence the nature of the judicial outcome; and be an enabling or detrimental force in allowing handicapped people to fulfil their communicative potential. Contexts of Accommodation will appeal to researchers and advanced students in language and communication sciences, as well as to sociolinguists, anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists
Language : contexts and consequences by Howard Giles( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse and lifespan identity by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How are social development, maturation, aging, stability, and change reflected in human interaction and in social contexts? How, where, and when does age surface as a theme in everyday talk? What social rituals endorse our accepted views of "coming of age," "turning forty," "entering retirement," or generally "acting our age"? What can language achieve for us? A multidisciplinary cast of contributors answers such questions through empirical studies and theoretical interpretations. Provocative and accessibly written, this volume explores discursive practices in which age-related identities are formulated, challenged, or consolidated. From mother-daughter relationships to marital communication, Discourse and Lifespan Identity takes a dynamic view of lifespan development in today's culture. Discourse and Lifespan Identity offers valuable information to students and professionals of interpersonal communication, speech communication, social psychology, developmental psychology, aging, and sociology"--Publisher description
Dialect in use : sociolinguistic variation in Cardiff English by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styles of discourse by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1988, this book focuses on diversity and discourse, and collects contemporaneous research across a wide range of topics including: description, polemic, narrative analysis, DJ talk, philosophical history, conversation, children's books and nuclear deterrence. The essays demonstrate analyses of discourse in the service of stylistic inquiry, exploring relationships of text and context. This reflects the overall argument that discourse analyses aiming to represent diversity of social context will necessarily approach the task selectively, since all dimensions are of potential relevance to any and every communicative manifestation. Some of contextual dimensions that are addressed include: interpersonal, socio-structural, modal, ideological, and pragmatic
Sociolinguistics and social theory by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together critical overviews of the interface between language, social structure, and social action. A wide range of theoretical and methodological traditions are represented and debated
Sociolinguistics : theoretical debates by Nikolas Coupland( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistics is a dynamic field of research that explains the role and function of language in social life. This book offers the most substantial account available of the core contemporary ideas and arguments in sociolinguistics, with an emphasis on innovation and change. Bringing together original writing by more than twenty of the field's most influential international thinkers and researchers, this is an indispensable guide to the newest and most searching ideas about language in society. For researchers and advanced students it gives access to the field's most pressing issues and debates, as well as providing a platform for new initiatives in sociolinguistic research
The new sociolinguistics reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume complements the original 'Sociolinguistics Reader' and brings together many of the discipline's most influential authors and texts
Sociolinguistics from the periphery : small languages in new circumstances by Sari Pietikäinen( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book has emerged out of our collaboration in Peripheral Multilingualism: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography of Contestation and Innovation in Multilingual Minority Language Sites, a four-year research project funded by the Academy of Finland in 2011. We are grateful to the Academy of Finland for providing us with this opportunity to pursue research. We started the project with the aim of examining contestation and innovation in multilingual minority language sites. Our initial premise, based on our own and others' previous research, was that language boundaries can show both fixity and fluidity, and that the negotiability of such boundaries can be studied empirically as an emergent property of discourse and social interaction. We have brought this perspective to bear not only on the tensions that arise from complex and changing multilingual processes, practices and experiences in Sami, Corsican, Irish, and Welsh language contexts, but also on the creative acts and activities that are an important part of dealing with these tensions in the four research sites"--
Style, mediation, and change : sociolinguistic perspectives on talking media( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediated talk is organised around familiar styles - styles of person, relationship and genre. But media also consistently remake and re-style these familiar patterns. This work brings together original research of media styling in different national contexts and languages. It highlights and theorises how creative acts of mediated styling can promote social and sociolinguistic change
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Sociolinguistics : a reader and coursebook
Metalanguage : social and ideological perspectivesInvestigating language attitudes : social meanings of dialect, ethnicity and performanceThe handbook of language and globalizationThe discourse readerSociolinguistics : a reader and coursebookLanguage, society, and the elderly : discourse, identity, and ageingContexts of accommodation : developments in applied sociolinguisticsLanguage : contexts and consequences
Alternative Names
Coupland, N.

Coupland, N. 1950-

Coupland, N. (Nikolas), 1950-

Coupland, Nikolas

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