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Book: Human Communication across Cultures

Chapter: Social Factors

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27826


This chapter highlights the influence that various social factors such as gender, race, age, social class, and geographical location have on the way we use language. It also stresses the crucial role that language plays in constructing identity.

Chapter Contributors

  • Vincent Remillard ( - vremillard) 'Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania'
  • Karen Williams ( - karenwilliams) 'Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania'