A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 1

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 1

by Alessandro Duranti
     
 

The role of language in social life cannot be understood without a study of the interface between linguistic forms and the cultural practices that they help constitute. Linguistic anthropologists have been at the forefront of such a study for decades.

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology continues in the same tradition by providing a series of in-depth

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The role of language in social life cannot be understood without a study of the interface between linguistic forms and the cultural practices that they help constitute. Linguistic anthropologists have been at the forefront of such a study for decades.

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology continues in the same tradition by providing a series of in-depth explorations of key areas of study by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the foundations of the contemporary investigation of language as culture. Senior scholars who have shaped the field are joined by more junior colleagues who provide a fresh perspective on well-established areas of inquiry and new conceptualizations. Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2,000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405144308
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology Series, #8
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

Synopsis of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Pt. ISpeech Communities, Contact, and Variation1
1Speech Community3
2Registers of Language23
3Language Contact and Contact Languages46
4Codeswitching73
5Diversity, Hierarchy, and Modernity in Pacific Island Communities95
6The Value of Linguistic Diversity: Viewing Other Worlds through North American Indian Languages121
7Variation in Sign Languages141
Pt. IIThe Performing of Language167
8Conversation as a Cultural Activity169
9Gesture197
10Participation222
11Literacy Practices across Learning Contexts245
12Narrative Lessons269
13Poetry290
14Vocal Anthropology: From the Music of Language to the Language of Song321
Pt. IIIAchieving Subjectivities and Intersubjectivities through Language347
15Language Socialization349
16Language and Identity369
17Misunderstanding395
18Language and Madness414
19Language and Religion431
Pt. IVThe Power in Language449
20Agency in Language451
21Language and Social Inequality474
22Language Ideologies496
General Bibliography518
Index606

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