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Language, Culture, and Communication The Meaning of Messages

ISBN-10: 0130979538
ISBN-13: 9780130979537
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Nancy Bonvillain
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Description: For courses in Language and Culture, and Sociolinguistics Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languagesthis text explores the many interconnections among language,  More...

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Book details

List price: $60.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

For courses in Language and Culture, and Sociolinguistics Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languagesthis text explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. It examines the multi-faceted meanings and uses of language and emphasizes the ways that language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions.

Introduction
The Form of the Message
Phonology: The Sounds of Language
Morphology: The Structure of Words
Syntax: The Structure of Sentences
Semantics: The Analysis of Meaning
Manual Language
Nonverbal Communication
Language and Cultural Meaning
Foundations of Linguistics Anthropology
Lexical and Cultural Categories
Cultural Presupposition
Extended and Transferred Meaning
Contextual Components: Outline of an Ethnography of Communication
Ethnography of Communication
Settings
Participants
Topics and Goals
Speech Acts
Narratives
Routines
Communicative Interactions
Structural Properties of Conversation
Conversational Postulates
Directives and Responses in Context
Politeness
Societal Segmentation and Linguistic Variation: Class and Race
Social Stratification
Caste
Class
Race
Language and Gender: English and English-Speakers
Pronunciation
Grammatical Variants
Choices of Vocabulary
Gender-Related Conversational Styles
Gender-Bias in English
Cross-Cultural Studies of Language and Gender
Gender-Exclusive Patterns
Linguistic and Stylistic Preferences
Images of Gender in Linguistic Form
Learning Language
Acquisition of Language
Complex Grammars
Comparative Evidence
Some Universal Sequences
Instructional Strategies in Other Cultures
The Acquisition of Communicative Competence
Acquiring Communicative Styles
Learning Status and Role
Learning to Converse
Multilingual Nations
India
Canada
United States
Bilingual Communities
Linguistic Change
Language Use in Bilingual Communities
The International Dominance of English
Bilingual Conversational Strategies
Interethnic Miscommunication
Language and Institutional Encounters
Language Ideologies
Language and Status
Institutional Contexts
Education
Medical Encounters
Legal Settings
The Media
Glossary
Index

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