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2015-05-09 05:14:00 -0400 commented answer Language, class and elite groups

Thanks for this comment, too - also appreciated. Yes, politeness of very "classed", right? Do you find your work being engaged explicitly with class status and elitism?

2015-05-09 05:12:48 -0400 commented answer Language, class and elite groups

Thank you for this response - much appreciated. You are right to draw my attention to caste systems as a site for studying language. Kind regards.

2015-05-05 14:39:45 -0400 answered a question I am trying to locate/create a word that conveys "alone together" for a photo book project. Like the Korean word "han" expresses a signature sense of sadness, I need a word that captures a sense of "public isolation".

In many ways this is what the sociological sense of "alienation" seems to capture, right?

Try here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_a...

2015-05-05 14:35:29 -0400 answered a question what word means to overwhelm the sense of smell in the way that "deafen" overwhelms the sense of hearing or how "blinding" overwhlelms the send of sight?

Hello. I would say the most formulaic association for me is "overpowering" - an overpowering smell. Deafening noise or blinding sunshine, etc. Does this sound right?

2015-05-05 14:33:05 -0400 asked a question Language, class and elite groups

Hello.

My colleague Adam Jaworski (Hong Kong University) and I would be very interested to hear from/about anyone working on elite/elitist discourse. In other words, people whose sociolinguistic and/or discourse analytic research centers on issues of class status and social inequality from the perspective of those in positions of privilege.

Many thanks and kind regards

Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern, Switzerland)