“Woah! It's like Spotify but for academic articles.”

Instant Access to Thousands of Journals for just $40/month

Sociolinguistics and the Politics of Helping: Language Use in the Political Mobilization of Low-Income Groups

Sociolinguistics and the Politics of Helping: Language Use in the Political Mobilization of Low-Income Groups Intelligible communication between different groups and classes in a society is a precondition for the existence of a 'public' in the classical, political sense of that term. The importance of such communication for a democratic policy was highlighted in the sixties when both reformers and revolutionaries generally failed in their efforts to educate or politicize tow-income groups. In this essay we discuss sociolinguistic theories as they bear on this question. First, we critically assess theories that bring the methods of linguistics to micro-sociological studies of speech behaviour Then we relate this work to the rich ethnographic literature on low-income culture, placing this amalgam of linguistics and ethnography in a larger political economic context We conclude by suggesting some moral and political implications of such a project. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Sociologica SAGE

Sociolinguistics and the Politics of Helping: Language Use in the Political Mobilization of Low-Income Groups

Abstract

Intelligible communication between different groups and classes in a society is a precondition for the existence of a 'public' in the classical, political sense of that term. The importance of such communication for a democratic policy was highlighted in the sixties when both reformers and revolutionaries generally failed in their efforts to educate or politicize tow-income groups. In this essay we discuss sociolinguistic theories as they bear on this question. First, we critically assess theories that bring the methods of linguistics to micro-sociological studies of speech behaviour Then we relate this work to the rich ethnographic literature on low-income culture, placing this amalgam of linguistics and ethnography in a larger political economic context We conclude by suggesting some moral and political implications of such a project.
Loading next page...
 
/lp/sage/sociolinguistics-and-the-politics-of-helping-language-use-in-the-79l2TWEPix

Sorry, we don't have permission to share this article on DeepDyve,
but here are related articles that you can start reading right now: