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Communication Studies

Sociology of Accents

Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Dictionaries  |  JMU Library Catalog  Indexes (Journal Articles)

Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Dictionaries
Get overviews of a subject from encyclopedias, overviews of the literature from handbooks, and definitions from dictionaries.  Some that specifically discuss language variation and impression formation include:

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (Ref P29 n.C64 1997)

 

Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Ref BF 31 .E5 1994)

Look for the entry for “impression formation.”

 

Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Ref P 29 .E48 1994)

Look in the subject index for ‘accents.”

 

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Ref GN307 .E648 1996)

Look for the chapter “Language & Linguistics.”

 

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages (Ref P29 .C68 1992)

 

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication (P 96 .I5 H37 1989)

Look for the chapter “Communicator Characteristics.”

 

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication (Ref BF 637 .C45 H287 1994)

Look for the chapter “Communicator Characteristics and Behavior.”

 

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (Ref P 29 .I58 1992)

 

Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (Ref P29 .B8713)

 

A Student’s Dictionary of Language & Linguistics (Ref P29 .T69 1997)

LEO Library Catalog
Search LEO to find books, videos, music, government documents (and more) found in the JMU Libraries’ collections.  Some of the possible subject searches for this topic include:

Accents and accentuation
Acculturation
Black English
Dialects
Conversation
Creole dialects
Dialectology
Diction
Discourse analysis
Elocution
Emigration and immigration—psychological
English language – phonetics
English language – social aspects
English language – variation
Ethnopyschology
Group identity
Impression formation (psychology)
Intergroup relations
Interpersonal communication
Judgement
Language and culture
Language and languages – variation
Languages in contact
Linguistics
Prejudices
Pronunciation
Provincialisms
Psycholinguistics
Public Speaking
Racism
Social classes
Social status
Sociolinguistics
Spoken English
Standard language
Stereotype (psychology)
Toleration
Voice culture

Periodical Indexes & Abstracts

Use Periodical Indexes and abstracts to search for articles that appear in journals, magazines, and other periodicals. Some good choices for finding articles about accents include:

An index with abstracts to journal articles, books, papers, monographs, dissertations on all aspects...
Coverage: 1973 - present
Description: An index with abstracts to journal articles, books, papers, monographs, dissertations on all aspects of language, including sociolinguistics, lexicology, grammar, speech pathology, speech disorders, language acquisition. SUBJECT NOTE: Covers over 115 Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) journals.

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An index with abstracts for articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications...
Coverage: 1968 - present
Description: An index with abstracts for articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field. Search full text of abstracts.
An index with abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines (sociology, linguistics, anthropology, education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology).
Coverage: 1840 - present
Description: PsycINFO contains more than 2.9 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports within the field of Psychology from as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, spanning from the 1800s to date, includes international material selected from 2,450 periodicals in 29 languages. This database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, education, law, physiology, business, nursing, and pharmacology. 

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Indexes and abstracts journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations...
Coverage: 1952 - present
Description: Indexes and abstracts journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

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