The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 2

The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 2

by Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495508845

ISBN-13: 9780495508847

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Ottenheimer's authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and

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Ottenheimer's authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the text material, Ottenheimer includes "In the Field" vignettes that draw you in to the chapter material via stories culled from her own and others' experiences, as well as "Doing Linguistic Anthropology" and "Cross-Language Miscommunication" features that describe real-life applications of text concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495508847
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

1. Linguistic Anthropology. 2. Language and Culture. 3. The Sounds of Language. 4. Words and Sentences. 5. Sign Language and Nonverbal Communication. 6. Language in Action. 7. Writing and Literacy. 8. How and When is Language Possible? 9. Change and Choice. 10. Doing Linguistic Anthropology.

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