Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 5

Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 5

by Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, Nobuko Adachi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813345405

ISBN-13: 9780813345406

Pub. Date: 09/13/2011

Publisher: Westview Press


For four previous editions, professor have turned to Zdenek Salzmann’s Language, Culture, and Society for its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology, as well as for its reputation as a pedagogically sound, student-friendly text. New coauthors James Stanlaw and Nobuko Adachi join Salzmann in revising this…  See more details below

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For four previous editions, professor have turned to Zdenek Salzmann’s Language, Culture, and Society for its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology, as well as for its reputation as a pedagogically sound, student-friendly text. New coauthors James Stanlaw and Nobuko Adachi join Salzmann in revising this classic text. With extensive updates and expanded discussions of fundamental issues, the fifth edition continues to be the essential teaching text for the introductory linguistic anthropology course.

The fifth edition of Language, Culture, and Society features:

• Three new chapters on language and thought, language and ideology, and language in a globalized world, as well as expanded consideration of the role of linguistics as a key subfield of anthropology.
• An updated built-in resource manual and study guide for students and instructors.
• Sidebars and boxes throughout to provide ethnographic detail, enhance student comprehension, and illustrate the practical experience of conducting linguistic research.
• End-of-chapter summary and conclusion sections and a glossary for easy review, as well as an updated bibliography for further research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813345406
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface

1 Introducing Linguistic Anthropology
Why Should We Study Language? Language in Daily Life
Modern Myths Concerning Languages
Brief History of Anthropology
Anthropology, Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology
Summary and Conclusions

2 Methods of Linguistic Anthropology
Contrasting Linguistics with Linguistic Anthropology
The Fieldwork Component
A Checklist for Research in the Field
Summary and Conclusions

3 Language Is Sound: Phonology
The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
Articulation of Speech Sounds
From Phones to Phonemes
Phonemes of English
Prosodic Features
Etics and Emics
Summary and Conclusions

4 Structure of Words and Sentences
Morphemes and Allomorphs
Morphological Processes
Morphophonemics
The Sentence as a Unit of Analysis
Inflections and Word Order
Chomsky and Transformational-Generative Grammar
Summary and Conclusions

5 Nonverbal Communication
Paralinguistics
Kinesics
Proxemics
Whistle “Languages”
Sign Languages
Summary and Conclusions

6 The Development and Evolution of Language
Communication and Its Channels
Communication Among Social Insects
Communication Among Nonhuman Primates and Other Vertebrates
When Does a Communication System Become Language?
Milestones in Human Evolution
Design Features of Language
Language as an Evolutionary Product
Monogenesis Versus Polygenesis
Estimating the Age of Language: Linguistic Considerations
Estimating the Age of Language: The View from Prehistory
Estimating the Age of Language: Evidence from Anatomy
Summary and Conclusions

7 Acquiring Language(s): Life with First Languages, Second Languages, and More
The First Steps of Language Acquisition in Childhood
Theories of Language Acquisition
Language and the Brain
Bilingual and Multilingual Brains
The Social Aspects of Multilingualism
Code-Switching, Code-Mixing, and Diglossia
Summary and Conclusions

8 Language Through Time
How Languages Are Classified
Internal and External Changes
How and Why Sound Changes Occur
Reconstructing Protolanguages
Reconstructing the Ancestral Homeland
Reconstructing a Protoculture
Trying to Date the Past: Glottochronology
Time Perspective in Culture
Summary and Conclusions

9 Languages in Variation and Languages in Contact
Idiolects
Dialects
Styles
Language Contact
Pidgins
From Pidgins to Creoles
Language Contact in the Contemporary World
The World of Languages
Summary and Conclusions

10 Ethnography of Communication
Speech Community and Related Concepts
Units of Speech Behavior
Components of Communication
Subanun Drinking Talk
Attitudes Toward the Use of Speech
Recent Trends in the Ethnography of Speaking
Summary and Conclusions

11 Culture as Cognition, Culture as Categorization: Meaning and Language in the Conceptual World
Concepts, Words, and Categories
The Lexical Nature of Concepts
The Rise and (Relative) Fall of Ethnoscience
Sound Symbolism and Synesthesia
Studies of Discourse
Summary and Conclusions

12 Language, Culture, and Thought
The Stimulus of Sapir’s Writings
The Whorf Hypothesis of Linguistic Relativity and Linguistic Determinism
Whorf ’s Hypothesis Reconsidered
Color Nomenclature and Other Challenges to Linguistic Relativity
Theoretical Alternatives to Linguistic Relativity
Future Tests of Linguistic Relativity and Linguistic Determinism
Summary and Conclusions

13 Language and Ideology: Variations in Class, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationality
Language, Social Class, and Identity
Language and Gender
Language, “Race,” and Ethnicity
Language and Nationality
Summary and Conclusions

14 Linguistic Anthropology in a Globalized World
Language Planning
Literacy, Writing, and Education
The Life and Death of Languages
Intercultural Communication and Translation
Language and the Law
English as an International Language
Always On: New Literacies and Language in an Online Global World
Ethical Questions and Standards of Conduct
Summary and Conclusions

Resource Manual and Study Guide
Answers to the Objective Study Questions and Problems
Glossary
Bibliography
Languages Mentioned in the Text and Their Locations (Map)

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