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Living Language : An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Living Language : An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405124416

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2011
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Living Language : An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405124416

Laura M. Ahearn

ISBN13: 978-1405124416
ISBN10: 1405124415
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 11
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.

  • A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world
  • Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology
  • Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field
  • Covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children and adults; language death and revitalization; performance; language and thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Language: Some Basic Questions. 1. The Socially Charged Life of Language. 2. The Research Process in Linguistic Anthropology. 3. Language Acquisition and Socialization. 4. Language, Thought, and Culture. Part II: Communities of Speakers, Hearers, Readers, and Writers. 5. Communities of Language Users. 6. Multilingualism and Globalization. 7. Literacy Practices. 8. Performance, Performativity, and the Constitution of Communities. Part III: Language, Power, and Social Differentiation. 9. Language and Gender. 10. Language, Race, and Ethnicity. 11. Language Death and Revitalization. 12. Conclusion: Language, Power, and Agency. Notes. References. Index.

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