Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia

Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia

Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia

Seldom Ask, Never Tell: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia

Synopsis

Puckett takes a new look at the relationship between language, society, and economics by examining how people talk about work in a rural Appalachian community. Through careful analysis of conversations in casual yet commercial contexts, she finds that the construction and maintenance of this discourse is essential to the community's socioeconomic relationships. The volume will appeal to linguists, anthropologists, and scholars in communications and Appalachian studies.
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