• Language Arts & Disciplines

Speech Communities


Author: Marcyliena H. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107023505
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
View: 9445
What makes a speech community? How do they evolve? How are speech communities identified? Speech communities are central to our understanding of how language and interactions occur in societies around the world and in this book readers will find an overview of the main concepts and critical arguments surrounding how language and communication styles distinguish and identify groups. Speech communities are not organized around linguistic facts but around people who want to share their opinions and identities; the language we use constructs, represents and embodies meaningful participation in society. This book focuses on a range of speech communities, including those that have developed from an increasing technological world where migration and global interactions are common. Essential reading for graduate students and researchers in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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
View: 862
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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
View: 1747
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.

    • Social Science

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology


Author: N. J. Enfield,Paul Kockelman,Jack Sidnell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139992325
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 3568
The field of linguistic anthropology looks at human uniqueness and diversity through the lens of language, our species' special combination of art and instinct. Human language both shapes, and is shaped by, our minds, societies, and cultural worlds. This state-of-the-field survey covers a wide range of topics, approaches and theories, such as the nature and function of language systems, the relationship between language and social interaction, and the place of language in the social life of communities. Promoting a broad vision of the subject, spanning a range of disciplines from linguistics to biology, from psychology to sociology and philosophy, this authoritative handbook is an essential reference guide for students and researchers working on language and culture across the social sciences.

    • Social Science

Living Language

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Laura M. Ahearn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119060664
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
View: 5630
Revised and updated, the 2nd Edition of Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology presents an accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology. Presents 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 Features a series of updates and revisions for this new edition, including an all-new chapter on forms of nonverbal language Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Anthropology

A Reader
Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405126337
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 522
View: 3124
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

    • African Americans

The Oxford Handbook of African American Language


Author: Sonja Lanehart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199795398
Category: African Americans
Page: 903
View: 6899
The goal of The Oxford Handbook of African American Language is to provide readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in a broad collective. The Handbook offers a survey of language and its uses in African American communities from a wide range of contexts organized into seven sections: Origins and Historical Perspectives; Lects and Variation; Structure and Description; Child Language Acquisition and Development; Education; Language in Society; and Language and Identity. It is a handbook of research on African American Language (AAL) and, as such, provides a variety of scholarly perspectives that may not align with each other -- as is indicative of most scholarly research. The chapters in this book "interact" with one another as contributors frequently refer the reader to further elaboration on and references to related issues and connect their own research to related topics in other chapters within their own sections and the handbook more generally to create dialogue about AAL, thus affirming the need for collaborative thinking about the issues in AAL research. Though the Handbook does not and cannot include every area of research, it is meant to provide suggestions for future work on lesser-studied areas (e.g., variation/heterogeneity in regional, social, and ethnic communities) by highlighting a need for collaborative perspectives and innovative thinking while reasserting the need for better research and communication in areas thought to be resolved.

    • Social Science

The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer,Judith M.S. Pine
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337571008
Category: Social Science
Page: 50
View: 5487
THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LANGUAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY is an introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools and applications that emphasizes questions that anthropologists ask about language and that intrigue students. This authoritative yet approachable fourth edition combines the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the content, authors Ottenheimer and Pine include In the Field vignettes that draw students into the chapter material via stories culled from their own and others' experiences. And Doing Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Language Miscommunication features describe real-life applications of core concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Nancy Bonvillain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135050902
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 480
View: 4403
The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is a broad survey of linguistic anthropology, featuring contributions from prominent scholars in the field. Each chapter presents a brief historical summary of research in the field and discusses topics and issues of current concern to people doing research in linguistic anthropology. The handbook is organized into four parts – Language and Cultural Productions; Language Ideologies and Practices of Learning; Language and the Communication of Identities; and Language and Local/Global Power – and covers current topics of interest at the intersection of the two fields, while also contextualizing them within discussions of fieldwork practice. Featuring 30 contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is an essential overview for students and researchers interested in understanding core concepts and key issues in linguistic anthropology.

    • Social Science

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470997265
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
View: 9868
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

    • Social Science

Unequal Accommodation of Minority Rights

Hungarians in Transylvania
Author: Tamás Kiss,István Gergő Székely,Tibor Toró,Nándor Bárdi,István Horváth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319788930
Category: Social Science
Page: 545
View: 1037
This book provides an in-depth multidisciplinary analysis of the major social and political processes affecting Hungarians in Romania after the overthrow of the Communist regime in 1989. The volume highlights the interdependence between the ethno-political strategies of minority elites and Romania's minority policy regime on the one hand, and social processes such as ethnic boundary making and ethnic stratification on the other. The chapters combine perspectives from a variety of disciplines including political science and the sociology of ethnic relations, supported by the findings of a broad array of empirical investigations carried out in Transylvania. It will therefore be of particular interest to scholars and students with a focus on minority politics, ethnic mobilization and nationalism, as well as researchers of ethnic relations, ethnic boundary making, social distances and ethnic inequalities.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Linguistics


Author: Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119072271
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 712
View: 2212
This second edition of The Handbook of Linguistics provides an updated and timely overview of the field of linguistics. The editor’s broad definition of the field ensures that the book may be read by those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject, but with little or no prior knowledge of the area. Building on the popular first edition, this new edition features new and revised content reflecting advances within the discipline. New chapters expand the already broad coverage of the Handbook to address and take account of key changes within the field in the intervening years. It explores: psycholinguistics, linguistic anthropology and ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistic theory, language variation and second language pedagogy. With contributions from a global team of leading linguists, this comprehensive and accessible volume is the ideal resource for those engaged in study and work within the dynamic field of linguistics.

    • Social Science

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
View: 6545
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 Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics


Author: R. A. Hudson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565141
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 279
View: 6668
New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Anthropological Linguistics

An Introduction
Author: William A. Foley
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631151227
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 495
View: 7884
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 Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Yellow English

Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America
Author: Angela Reyes,Adrienne Lo
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195327357
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 401
View: 9462
This volume examines issues of language, identity, and culture among the rapidly growing Asian Pacific American (APA) population. It cover topics such as media representations of APAs, codeswitching and language crossing, and narratives of ethnic identity.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Shock

Understanding The Culture Of Conversation
Author: Michael Agar
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688149499
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 284
View: 2372
A linguistic anthropologist takes readers on a personal and humorous journey through language, showing them how to understand differences between cultures, while using anecdotes from his own experiences in foreign lands

    • Social Science

Living Language

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Laura M. Ahearn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444340549
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 8335
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

    • Social Science

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
View: 8313
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 Arts & Disciplines

The Anthropology of Intentions


Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107026393
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 308
View: 907
This multidisciplinary study explores how people make sense of each other's actions.