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Now available in paperback, this important work brings together, Bourdieu's diverse writings on language, discussing in particular the relations between language, power and politics. Bourdieu argues that language should be viewed not only as a means of communication, but also as a medium of power. He also attacks the more traditional approaches to language and criticizes, in particular, the linguistic theories of Saussure and Chomsky. Applying his distinctive and highly influential theoretical approach Bourdieu sheds fresh light on the ways in which linguistic usage varies according to considerations such as class and gender. He also offers a new approach to understanding the way in which language is used in the domain of politics."