Books in LSI Courses

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  • Atkinson, J. M. (2004). Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Making Speeches and Presentations. Ebury Press / Vermillion.
  • Basso, K. (1996). Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: Univ. New Mexico Press.
  • Benwell, B.M. & Stokoe, E. (2006). Discourse and identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Cameron, D. (2001). Working with spoken discourse. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Carbaugh, D. (2005). Cultures in conversation. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Clark, V.P., Eschholz, P.A., & Rosa, A. F. (1972). Language: Introductory readings. New York, St. Martin’s Press.
  • Heritage, J. & Clayman, S. (2010). Talk in Action: Interactions, Identities, and Institutions. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Johnstone, B. (2002). Discourse analysis. Oxford, England: Blackwell.
  • Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1989). Communication in Everyday Life: A social Interpretation. Norwood, NJ: Albex.
  • Mendoza-Denton, N. (2008). Homegirls: Language and cultural practice among latina youth gangs. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.
  • Mooney, A., Thomas, L. & Wareing, S. (1999). Language, society and power: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
  • Napoli, D.J. & Lee-Schoenfeld, V. (2010). Language matters: A guide to everyday questions about language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Philipsen, G. (1992). Speaking culturally: Explorations in social communication. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Rapley, T. (2007). Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. London; Thousand Oaks, CA; New Delhi; Singapore: Sage.
  • Sidnell, Jack. (2010). Conversation Analysis: An Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Tannen, D. (1984). Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk among Friends. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Tracy, K. (2002). Everyday Talk: Building and Reflecting Identities. New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Trudgill, P. (1974). Sociolinguistics: An introduction to language and society. London: Penguin Books.