A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 1

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 1

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A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology / Edition 1

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture.

  • Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field
  • Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades
  • Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 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.



Notes on Contributors.

Part I: Speech Communities, Contact, and Variation.

1. Speech Community. (Marcyliena Morgan).

2. Registers of Language. (Asif Agha).

3. Language Contact And Contact Languages. (Paul B. Garrett).

4. Codeswitching (Kathryn A. Woolard).

5. Diversity, Hierarchy and Modernity in Pacific Island Communities. (Niko Besnier).

6. The Value of Linguistic Diversity: Viewing Other Worlds Through North American Indian Languages. (Marianne Mithun).

7. Variation In Sign Languages. (Barbara Lemaster and Leila Monaghan).

Part II: The Performing of Language.

8. Conversation as a Cultural Activity. (Elizabeth Keating and Maria Egbert).

9. Gesture. (John B. Haviland).

10. Participation. (Charles Goodwin and Marjorie Harness Goodwin).

11. Literacy Practices Across Learning Contexts. (Patricia Baquedano-López). 12. Narrative Lessons.Elinor Ochs).

13. Poetry. (Giorgio Banti and Francesco Giannattasio).

14. Vocal Anthropology: From the Music of Language to the Language of Song. (Steven Feld, Aaron A. Fox, Thomas Porcello, and David Samuels).

Part III: Achieving Subjectivities and Intersubjectivities Through Language.

15. Language Socialization. (Don Kulick and Bambi B. Schieffelin).

16. Language And Identity. (Mary Bucholtz and Kira Hall).

17. Misunderstanding. (Benjamin Bailey).

18. Language And Madness. (James M. Wilce).

19. Language And Religion. (Webb Keane).

Part IV: The Power In Language.

20. Agency In Language. (Alessandro Duranti).

21. Language and Social Inequality. (Susan U. Philips).

22. Language Ideologies (Paul V. Kroskrity).

General Bibliography.


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