Living Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

ISBN-10: 1405124407
ISBN-13: 9781405124409
Edition: 2011
Authors: Laura M. Ahearn
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology is a clear and accessible exploration of the prominent theoretical issues in linguistic anthropology and a student-friendly introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world.

Laura M. Ahearn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Language: Some Basic Questions
The Socially Charged Life of Language
The Research Process in Linguistic Anthropology
Language Acquisition and Socialization
Language, Thought, and Culture
Communities of Speakers, Hearers, Readers, and Writers
Communities of Language Users
Multilingualism and Globalization
Literacy Practices
Performance, Performativity, and the Constitution of Communities
Language, Power, and Social Differentiation
Language and Gender
Language, Race, and Ethnicity
Language Death and Revitalization
Conclusion: Language, Power, and Agency
Notes
References
Index

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