Books Available in the Bookstore (Fall 2017)

Multiple copies of these books are also available on reserve in the library. See Course Reserve List for listing of books on reserve by week.

See Class Schedule for listings of specific required and supplementary readings from these books, as well as articles and excerpts on reserve in folders in the library.

Books with substantial assigned readings:

  • Yaguello, Marina. Language through the Looking Glass: Exploring Language and Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1998 (1981).
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de. Course in General Linguistics, Saussy and Meisel, eds., translated by Wade Baskin. Columbia University Press.
  • Austin, J.L. How to Do Things with Words. Cambridge: Harvard Univ Pr; 2nd edition (September 1975).
  • Derrida, Jacques. Limited, inc., Evanston: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1988.
  • Bourdieu, Pierre. Language and symbolic power ; edited and introduced by John B. Thompson ; translated by Gino Raymond and Matthew Adamson, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
  • Bakhtin, Mikhail. The dialogic imagination : four essays; edited by Michael Holquist ; translated by Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist Austin : University of Texas Press, c1981.

Recommended Books (for reference or only a portion assigned, only a few copies available)

  • Duranti, Alessandro, ed. Key Terms in Language and Culture. Blackwell, 2001. (a few copies)
  • Goffman, Erving. Forms of talk. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981.(a few copies)
  • Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (2nd Edition). New York: Routledge, 1999 (1990). (a few copies)
  • Briggs, Charles. 1990 (1986). Learning How to Ask: A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of the role of the Interview in Social Science Research. Cambridge University Press.