Anthropological Linguistics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0631151222

ISBN-13: 9780631151227

Edition: 1997

Authors: William A. Foley
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Description: This textbook starts from a theoretical viewpoint of both language and culture as conventionalised forms of situated practice, and uses this as a unifying framework to cover the full range of topics in anthropological linguistics.

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Book details

List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.02" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Introduction
The Evolution of Language
The Evolution of Language
Universalism: Innate Constraints of Mind
Mind, Universals and the Sensible World
Structuralism
Cognitive Anthropology
Kinship
Color
Relativism: Cultural and Linguistic Constraints on Mind
On Relativist Understanding
Models and Metaphors
Linguistic Relativity and the Boasian Tradition
Space
Classifiers
The Ethnography of Speaking
Speaking as a Culturally Constructed Act: A Few Examples
Politeness, Face and the Linguistic Construction of Personhood
Language and Gender
Language and Social Position
Language and Socialisation
Genre: Poetics, Ritual Languages and Verbal Art
Culture and Language Change
Contact Induced Language Change
Standard Language and Linguistic Engineering
Literacy
References
Index
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