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Anthropology of Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

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ISBN-10: 0495555649

ISBN-13: 9780495555643

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Workbook)

Authors: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer

List price: $103.95
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Classic and contemporary readings, exercises, and guided student projects are presented in this notebook-sized workbook/reader, with perforated assignment sheets that can be torn out and handed in. The exercises and readings illuminate or expand on the basic concepts introduced in the text, providing background information and insight, and they range from beginning to intermediate in skill level. A series of exercises drawn from a single language is designed to show you the interconnectedness of different levels of analysis. Web exercise sections conclude with pointers to InfoTrac College Edition, and to the companion website, where youll find glossary flashcards, interactive exercises, links to relevant additional websites, study questions, and key words to guide them in additional readings in the InfoTrac collection of articles.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer, professor emeritus of anthropology at Kansas State University, received a B.A. at Bennington College and a Ph.D. at Tulane University. She has taught linguistic anthropology for over 30 years. Her research interests include music, language, and other creative and performative expressions, particularly in African American and African cultures. In addition to extended periods of field research in New Orleans and the Comoro Islands, Dr. Ottenheimer has traveled and lectured widely throughout many other parts of the world. She has special interests in blues, autobiography, transcription, dictionary construction, fieldwork ethics, and ethnicity. Among her publications are COUSIN JOE: BLUES FROM NEW ORLEANS (with Pleasant "Cousin Joe" Joseph), a blues singer's autobiography; THE HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE COMORO ISLANDS (with Martin Ottenheimer), an encyclopedia; MUSIC OF THE COMORO ISLANDS: DOMONI (also with Martin Ottenheimer), in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats; and SHINZWANI-ENGLISH/ENGLISH-SHINZWANI DICTIONARY, a bilingual, bidirectional dictionary. She has taught at the University of New Orleans, at Charles University in Prague (on a visiting Fulbright appointment), and at Kansas State University. At KSU she was the founding director of the interdisciplinary American Ethnic Studies Program, teaching introductory and advanced courses in that program, as well as in cultural and linguistic anthropology. Dr. Ottenheimer has received the Kansas State University President's Award for Distinguished Service to Minority Education, and the Charles Irby Award for Distinguished Service to the National Association for Ethnic Studies. She has served as president of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and the Central States Anthropological Association. She speaks five languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Shinzwani. She is attempting to learn to speak and read Czech.

Linguistic Anthropology
Language and Culture
The Sounds of Language
Words and Sentences
Language in Action
NonVerbal Communication
Writing and Literacy
How and When Is Language Possible?
Change and Choice
Doing Linguistic Anthropology