ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Conversations with a Door-Mat-Language, Power and Cross-Sex Communication Strategies

Conversations with a Door-Mat Language, Power and Cross-Sex Communication Strategies Rajendra Singh Jayant K Lele VALENTINE (1986) is a careful attempt to infuse the theories of contemporary interactional sociolinguists such as Gumperz (1982a) and Malts and Broker (in Gumperz 1982b) with Indian 'empirical content' and deserves a close reading. She applies the currently fashionable strategy model of discourse to the Indian scene and claims to find what the model predicts.

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