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Overview

The Ethnography of Communication is concerned with how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures. In this now standard introduction to the subject, Muriel Saville-Troike presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.
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"This third edition of The Ethnography of Communication is a real treasure. For someone new to linguistic anthropology in general, or to the ethnography of communication in particular, it provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the basic contents and concepts, vocabulary, methodologies and theories of contemporary research in the intertwined topics of language and culture. For others, it is a refresher course and a briefing on the progress of the past couple of decades... a thoughtful and important work." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

"If you read one book on the ethnography of communication, read this one. Its coverage of what has been a major area of study for scholars in sociolinguistics, communication, and linguistic anthropology for the past three decades is comprehensive, insightful, and, in this third edition, completely brought up to currency with developments in the field." Ron Scollon, Georgetown University

"This is a fine introductory text and an excellent reference volume as well. In short, it is a first-rate work by a world-class scholar." TESOL Quarterly

"The Ethnography of Communication more than meets the pointed criteria for a good textbook. In addition, it is well written, interesting, and enlightening." Language and Social Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631228417
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Series: Language in Society Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. She is author of Bilingual Children (1975), Foundations for Teaching English as a Second Language (1976), A Guide to Culture in the Classroom (1978), and co-editor of Perspectives on Silence (with Deborah Tannen, 1985).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Basic Terms, Concepts, and Issues 10
3 Varieties of Language 41
4 The Analysis of Communicative Events 88
5 Contrasts in Patterns of Communication 144
6 Attitudes toward Communicative Performance 183
7 Acquisition of Communicative Competence 214
8 Politeness, Power, and Politics 250
9 Conclusion 281
References 285
Index of Languages 317
General Index 321
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