The Handbook of Language Socialization

The Handbook of Language Socialization

by Alessandro Duranti
     
 

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Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field.

  • Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development
  • Includes the latest developments in second

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Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field.

  • Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development
  • Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization
  • Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches
  • Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191869
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series, #62
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Imaginative, comprehensive, textured, and always thought-provoking, this volume refigures language socialization – across a range of ages and situations - at the heart of the social lives of language. An elegant and indispensable contribution."
-Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Language socialization research brings an extraordinarily sensitive and coherent analytical framework to bear on issues of major consequence for the human sciences.  Its program of cross-cultural comparison is now fully extended to contexts of rapid and often disjunctive social change, and this volume provides an indispensable overview."
-Ben Rampton, King’s College London, Centre for Language Discourse & Communication

Meet the Author

Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.  For Wiley-Blackwell he has edited Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader (2nd Edition, 2009), A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology (2006) and Key Terms in Language and Culture (2001).

Elinor Ochs is UCLA Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Applied Linguistics, Director of the UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Selected books include Fast-Forward Family:  Home, Work, and Relationships in Middle Class America (2013), Life at Home in the 21st Century:  32 Families Open Their Doors (2012), Linguaggio e Cultura: Lo Sviluppo delle Competenze Communicative (2006), and Living Narrative (2001).

Bambi B. Schieffelin is Collegiate Professor and Professor of Anthropology at New York University. She has carried out fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and the U.S. Selected publications include The Give and Take of Everyday Life (1990), Language Ideologies (co-edited with K. A.Woolard and P. V. Kroskrity 1998); and Consequences of Contact (co-edited with M. Makihara, 2007)

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