Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction

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Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction. / Kitzinger, Celia; Mandelbaum, Jenny.

In: Communication Monographs, Vol. 80, No. 2, 06.2013, p. 176-198.

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Kitzinger, C & Mandelbaum, J 2013, 'Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction', Communication Monographs, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 176-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2013.776171

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Kitzinger, C., & Mandelbaum, J. (2013). Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction. Communication Monographs, 80(2), 176-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2013.776171

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Kitzinger C, Mandelbaum J. Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction. Communication Monographs. 2013 Jun;80(2):176-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2013.776171

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Kitzinger, Celia ; Mandelbaum, Jenny. / Word selection and social identities in talk in interaction. In: Communication Monographs. 2013 ; Vol. 80, No. 2. pp. 176-198.

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