UC Santa Barbara
Communication and group life: How language and symbols shape intergroup relations
- Author(s): Keblusek, Lauren
- Giles, Howard
- Maass, Anne
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1368430217708864
In this article, we review the different functions that language and symbols (in particular clothing) fulfill in group life; language and clothing are rarely, if ever, discussed together in the same conceptual space. Our review includes a consideration of how social identities are communicated and discredited, boundaries crossed, and group norms established, maintained, and regulated. Throughout, we integrate motivational and social-cognitive approaches, ending with proposals for future research and theory in intergroup communication.