Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Zdenek Salzmann,James Stanlaw,Nobuko Adachi
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0813349559
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries on the legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Zdeněk Salzmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813340012
Category: Social Science
Page: 356
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In this revised text on language, culture and society, two of the original chapters have been subdivided, additional examples have been included, and the discussions of some of the more abstract topics have been edited.

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470997265
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
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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

White Kids

Language, Race, and Styles of Youth Identity
Author: Mary Bucholtz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495097
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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In White Kids, Mary Bucholtz investigates how white teenagers use language to display identities based on race and youth culture. Focusing on three youth styles - preppies, hip hop fans, and nerds - Bucholtz shows how white youth use a wealth of linguistic resources, from social labels to slang, from Valley Girl speech to African American English, to position themselves in the school's racialized social order. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a multiracial urban California high school, the book also demonstrates how European American teenagers talk about race when discussing interracial friendship and difference, narrating racialized fear and conflict, and negotiating their own ethnoracial classification. The first book to use techniques of linguistic analysis to examine the construction of diverse white identities, it will be welcomed by researchers and students in linguistics, anthropology, ethnic studies and education.

Anthropological Linguistics

An Introduction
Author: William A. Foley
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631151227
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 495
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This is the first comprehensive textbook in anthropological linguistics to be published for very many years. It provides a remarkably complete and authoritative review of research questions which span the disciplines of linguinitics and anthropology, yet presents a coherent, unified, biologically based view of this cross-disciplinary field. Anthropological linguistics is concerned with the place of language in its social and cultural context, with understanding the role of language in forging and sustaining cultural practices and social structures. While anthropological concept of culture, its subject matter ranges cry widely: from cognitive or psychologically oriented topics such as linguistic, relativity or universals of color terminology, to sociocultural issues such as language and gender, politeness, socialization, language contact, and linguistic engineering. All these topics and many more are addressed here, supported by examples and illustrations from an array of languages, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Students will find in this book a careful evaluation of current issues and research questions, giving them a basic, yet well rounded understanding of their importance in a wider field; and they will find in each chapter suggestions for further readings, allowing them to pursue topics of particular interest to them.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: James Stanlaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974701
Category: Social Science
Page: 466
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Why should we study language? How do the ways inwhich we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in thedigital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers toquestions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of allcritical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries onthe legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challengesof the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, languageideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class alsoexamine how language helps create-and is created by-identity.New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such aslearning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and theinclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communicationonline and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how weinteract. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded toinclude Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Language, Culture, and Society

Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Christine Jourdan,Kevin Tuite
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139452517
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Language, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge? How do children learn to use language appropriately? What factors determine language choice in bi- and multilingual communities? How far does language contribute to the formation of our personalities? And finally, in what ways does language make us human? Language, Culture and Society will be essential reading for all those interested in language and its crucial role in our social lives.

Linguistic Anthropology

A Reader
Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405126337
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 522
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Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology, and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. Revised and updated, this second edition contains eight new articles on key subjects, including speech communities, the power and performance of language, and narratives Selections are both historically oriented and thematically coherent, and are accessibly grouped according to four major themes: speech community and communicative competence; the performance of language; language socialization and literacy practices; and the power of language An extensive introduction provides an original perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most compelling issues Each section includes a brief introductory statement, sets of guiding questions, and list of recommended readings on the main topics

Making Sense of Language

Readings in Culture and Communication
Author: Susan D. Blum
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190456986
Category:
Page: 656
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Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language--arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics--and its involvement in every aspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language and culture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.

Approaches to Language, Culture, and Cognition

The Intersection of Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology
Author: M. Yamaguchi,D. Tay,B. Blount
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137274824
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognition aims to bring cognitive linguistics and linguistic anthropology closer together, calling for further investigations of language and culture from cognitively-informed perspectives against the backdrop of the current trend of linguistic anthropology.

Language and Social Relations


Author: Asif Agha
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576857
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 427
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Provides a way of accounting for the relationship between language and a variety of social phenomena.

Eating Culture

An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition
Author: Gillian Crowther
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487593295
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, Eating Culture is a highly engaging overview that illustrates the important role that anthropology and anthropologists have played in understanding food, as well as the key role that food plays in the study of culture. The new edition, now with a full-color interior, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of animals and the long-term environmental and health consequences of meat consumption. "Grist to the Mill" sections at the end of each chapter provide further readings and "Food for Thought" case studies and exercises help to highlight anthropological methods and approaches. By considering the concept of cuisine and public discourse, this practical guide brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food.

Culture and Communication

An Introduction
Author: James M. Wilce
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107031303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 355
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James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the study of language as a tool in anthropology. Solidly positioned in linguistic anthropology, it is the first textbook to combine clear explanations of language and linguistic structure with current anthropological theory. It features a range of study aids, including chapter summaries, learning objectives, figures, exercises, key terms and suggestions for further reading, to guide student understanding. The complete glossary includes both anthropological and linguist terminology. An Appendix features material on phonetics and phonetic representation. Accompanying online resources include a test bank with answers, useful links, an instructor's manual, and a sign language case study. Covering an extensive range of topics not found in existing textbooks, including semiotics and the evolution of animal and human communication, this book is an essential resource for introductory courses on language and culture, communication and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

Don't Sleep, There are Snakes

Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Author: Daniel Everett
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651224
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 327
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Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirah language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech. Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

Living Language

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Laura M. Ahearn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119060605
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
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Revised and updated of the previous edition: 2012.

Through the Lens of Anthropology

An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture
Author: Robert J. Muckle,Laura Tubelle de González
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442608668
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
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Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise but comprehensive introductory textbook that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of anthropology's four major subfields: archaeology, and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology. By viewing the world through the lens of anthropology, students will learn not only about anthropological methods, theories, and ethics, but also the ways in which anthropology is relevant to their everyday lives and embedded in the culture that surrounds them. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology text with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics that are sure to engage readers. A strong pedagogical framework structures the book: each chapter features learning objectives, glossary terms, and chapter summaries, as well as review and discussion questions which guide students' analysis of the topics, themes, and issues raised in the text. This book is interesting to read, manageable to teach, and succeeds at igniting interest in anthropology as a discipline.

Language in the Real World

An Introduction to Linguistics
Author: Susan J. Behrens,Judith A. Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136887253
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
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Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

Language, Culture and Identity

An Ethnolinguistic Perspective
Author: Philip Riley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826486290
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 265
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Examines how language shapes and is shaped by our identity.

Language, Culture, and Society

A Book of Readings
Author: Ben G. Blount
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9780881338508
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 608
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Twenty-four articles representing a diversity of interests & approaches have been brought together in this collection intended to define & develop topics of central interest to language, culture, & society.