Making Sense of Language Readings in Culture and Communication

ISBN-10: 019984092X

ISBN-13: 9780199840922

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Susan D. Blum

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Chosen for their accessibility and diversity, the readings inMaking Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Second Edition, engage students in thinking about the ability to use languageperhaps the most uniquely human of all our characteristicsand how this skill relates to both classical theories of language and contemporary life. Instead of taking an ideological stance on these issues, the text presents a range of theoretical perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; and a comprehensive glossary. Weaving in questions of power, gender, identity, ritual, interaction, and the nature of language throughout, the second edition ofMaking Sense of Languageis an exemplary text for courses in language and culture and linguistic anthropology.NEW TO THIS EDITION·Twenty-nine new chapters that make the text more up-to-date, interesting, relevant, and useful in the classroom· Four new and important topics: Language Origins, Language Socialization, Media, and Generation· Additional maps that aid students' geographical understanding of the countries discussed
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Indicates Readings that are New to this Edition
The Nature of Language
What Is Language?
Winks, and Words
Nature of the Linguistic Sign
Language Origins
The Origin of Speech
Signing and Speaking: Competitors, Alternatives, or Incompatibles?
Derek bickerton: Symbol and Structure: A Comprehensive Framework for Language Evolution *
Language and Thought
The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language
Metaphors We Live By
Language and Mind: Let's Get the Issues Straight!
Language Socialization
Language Acquisition and Socialization: Three Developmental Stories and Their Implications
What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and at School
The Pragmatics of Reading Prayers: Learning the Act of Contrition in Spanish-based Religious Education Classes (Doctrina)
(New) Media
What is Writing?
How the Brain Adapted Itself to Read and The Birth of an Alphabet and Socrates' Protests
The Peek-a-Boo World
The Quest for Authentic Connection
Why All the Fuss?
Literacies in the Lives of Urban Youth
Homo Somnians: Humanity in the Age of the Internet
Language and Society
Societal Multilingualism
Chinese, English, Spanish - and the Rest
Bad Language: Bad Citizens
Suleiman, Language Education Policy-Arabic Speaking Countries
The Language Ecology of Singapore *Individual Multilingualism
Bilingualism en casa
Serious Games: Code-Switching and Gendered Identities in Moroccan Immigrant Girls' Pretend Play *Language Endangerment and Revitalization
Most of the World's Languages Went Extinct
Indigenous Language Endangerment and the Unfinished Business of Nation States
Francais, Acadien, Acadjonne: Competing Discourses on Language Preservation along the Shores of the Baie Sainte-Marie
Stop, Revive, Survive : Lessons from the Hebrew Revival Applicable to the Reclamation, Maintenance and Empowerment of Aboriginal Languages and Cultures
Language and Identity
Region and Class
The Social Stratification of (r) in New York City Department Stores
New York Jewish Conversational Style
Regional Dialects *"Race" and Ethnicity
Suite for Ebony and Phonics
Hip Hop Nation Language
Aria *Gender
"Women's Language" or "Powerless Language"?
Power and the Language of Men
"Unnatural" Gender in Hindi
Language, Socialization, and Silence in Gay Adolescence Generation
Like and Language Ideology: Disentangling Fact from Fiction
Language as Social Action
Discourse, Performance, and Ritual
How to Do Things with Words
Discourse in the Novel
Naming Practices and the Power of Words in Chi
Rewritten Rites: Language and Social Relations in Traditional and Contemporary Funerals
Narrative Embodiments: Enclaves of the Self in the Realm of Medicine
Language Ideology
Communication of Respect in Interethnic Service Encounters
On Mother and Other Tongues: Sociolinguistics, Schools, and Language Ideology in Northern India
"To Give Up on Words": Silence in Western Apache Culture
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