Linguistic Anthropology A Reader

ISBN-10: 0631221115

ISBN-13: 9780631221111

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alessandro Duranti, Alessandro Duranti

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Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. Editor Alessandro Duranti's extensive introduction provides an original perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most compelling issues. Each section of the volume includes a brief introductory statement, a set of guiding questions, and a recommended further reading list. The readings are both historically oriented and thematically coherent, and are grouped according to four themes: speech community and communicative competence; the performance of language; language socialization and literacy practices; and the power of language. Duranti has taken care throughout to trace theoretical and methodological connections among different authors and research agendas from anthropology and other disciplines. This is a collection that stands to serve both scholars and students.
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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction: Linguistic Anthropology: History, Ideas, and Issues: Alessandro Duranti
Speech Community and Communicative Competence
The Speech Community
Communicative Competence
The African-American Speech Community: Reality and Sociolinguistics
The Social Circulation of Media Discourse and the Mediation of Communities
Communication of Respect in Interethnic Service Encounters
Questions about Speech Community and Communicative Competence
Suggestions for further reading
The Performance of Language: Acts, Events, and Activities
Signifying and Marking: Two Afro-American Speech Acts
Verbal Art as Performance
Formality and Informality in Communicative Events
Universal and Culture-Specific Properties of Greetings
Emotion Within Situated Activity
Questions about the Performance of Language
Suggestions for further reading
Language Socialization and Literacy Practices
Language Acquisition and Socialization: Three Developmental Stories
Participant Structures & Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community & Classroom
What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School
Creating Social Identities Through Doctrina Narratives
Questions about Language Socialization and Literacy Practices
Suggestions for further reading
The Power of Language
The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behavior to Language
The Limits of Awareness
Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of a Dominant Language
Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review
The "Father Knows Best" Dynamic in Dinnertime Narratives
Language, Race, and White Public Sphere
Questions about the Power of Language
Suggestions for Further Reading
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