Key Terms in Language and Culture

ISBN-10: 0631226664

ISBN-13: 9780631226666

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alessandro Duranti

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Key Terms in Language and Culture is an exciting new collection of 75 original short essays, written by leading scholars in linguistic anthropology and related fields, covering all the major issues in the contemporary study of language and culture. Together these essays provide a contemporary lexicon of language from an anthropological perspective. Each 1,000-word essay includes a brief description of a key concept, the issues associated with the concept, and the major contributions to its study. There is a set of suggested readings at the end of each essay that provides readers with an excellent starting point for further study. Key Terms in Language and Culture is a comprehensive collection written in a clear and intellectually engaging manner. It is an ideal companion for introductory courses in language and culture, as well as advanced seminars in anthropology. It also constitutes a useful reference book for scholars and educators who want to know more about how language matters are being studied within anthropology.
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List price: $63.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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Acquisition
Act
Agency
Body
Brain
Category
Codes
Color
Community
Competence
Conflict
Contact
Control
Crossing
Deaf
Dreams
Endangered
Evolution
Expert
Functions
Gender
Genre
Gesture
Grammar
Healing
Heteroglossia
Humor
Iconicity
Identity
Ideology
Ideophone
Improvisation
Indexicality
Individual
Inference
Intentionality
Interview
Literacy
Maxim
Media
Metaphor
Meter
Music
Names
Narrative
Orality
Oratory
Participation
Particles
Performativity
Plagiarism
Poetry
Power
Prayer
Prophecy
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Reconstruction
Reflexivity
Register
Relativity
Repetition
Signing
Socialization
Space
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Truth
Turn
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