Cameron2000_Styling_the_Worker

Cameron2000_Styling_the_Worker

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Unformatted text preview: newly signi®cant peer groups and social networks. # Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000 d:/3socio/4-3/cameron.3d ± 29/6/0 ± 21:5 ± disk/mp 326 CAMERON My own use of the term style is broadly in the spirit of the post-Labovian work cited above, but there are some signi®cant (and interesting) di€erences between the styling practices I am interested in and those studied by Bell, Rampton or Eckert. Their work focuses on practices of self-styling, where the speaker is also what Eckert calls the `stylistic agent', the person who makes choices about her or his own linguistic performance. In the service workplaces investigated here, by contrast, the roles of speaker and stylistic agent are separated to a signi®cant extent. It is of course true that any actual linguistic performance must, in the ®nal analysis, be produced by the speaker her or himself. It is also true that some stylistic choices remain the prerogative of individual speakers, because they involve variables that have not become objects of institutional regulatory zeal (in the call centre case for example, ac...
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