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Making Sense of Language - 2nd edition

Making Sense of Language (ISBN10: 019984092X; ISBN13: 9780199840922)
ISBN13: 978-0199840922
ISBN10: 019984092X

Summary: Chosen for their accessibility and diversity, the readings inMaking Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Second Edition, engage students in thinking about the ability to use languageperhaps the most uniquely human of all our characteristicsand how this skill relates to both classical theories of language and contemporary life. Instead of taking an ideological stance on these issues, the text presents a range of theoretical perspectives and bolsters them with peda
gogical support, including chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; and a comprehensive glossary. Weaving in questions of power, gender, identity, ritual, interaction, and the nature of language throughout, the second edition ofMaking Sense of Languageis an exemplary text for courses in language and culture and linguistic anthropology.

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Twenty-nine new chapters that make the text more up-to-date, interesting, relevant, and useful in the classroom



Four new and important topics: Language Origins, Language Socialization, Media, and Generation



Additional maps that aid students' geographical understanding of the countries discussed
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Summary: Chosen for their accessibility and diversity, the readings inMaking Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Second Edition, engage students in thinking about the ability to use languageperhaps the most uniquely human of all our characteristicsand how this skill relates to both classical theories of language and contemporary life. Instead of taking an ideological stance on these issues, the text presents a range of theoretical perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; and a comprehensive glossary. Weaving in questions of power, gender, identity, ritual, interaction, and the nature of language throughout, the second edition ofMaking Sense of Languageis an exemplary text for courses in language and culture and linguistic anthropology.

NEW TO THIS EDITION



Twenty-nine new chapters that make the text more up-to-date, interesting, relevant, and useful in the classroom



Four new and important topics: Language Origins, Language Socialization, Media, and Generation



Additional maps that aid students' geographical understanding of the countries discussed ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 13
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 06/15/2012
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