LINGUIST List 12.393

Wed Feb 14 2001

Books: Anthropological Linguistics

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Kimberly Kahn, Anthropological Ling: American Indian Languages by L. Campbell
  2. Kimberly Kahn, Anthropological Ling: Seldom Ask, Never Tell by A. Puckett
  3. Kimberly Kahn, Anthropological Ling: Relatively Speaking by E. Danziger

Message 1: Anthropological Ling: American Indian Languages by L. Campbell

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:26:40 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Anthropological Ling: American Indian Languages by L. Campbell


Winner of the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 
by the Linguistic Society of America 
 
Named a 1998 Outstanding Academic Book by Choice

AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES: The Historical Linguistics of Native America
Lyle Campbell, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 4)

Native American languages are spoken from Siberia to Greenland, and
from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego; they include the southernmost
language of the world (Yaghan) and some of the northernmost
(Eskimoan). Campbell's project is to take stock of what is currently
known about the history of Native American languages and in the
process examine the state of American Indian historical linguistics,
and the success and failure of its various methodologies.


 "...[a] masterful volume....American Indian Languages is...of great value 
 to anyone hoping to gain a clear understanding of the current state of 
 Native American historical linguistics....[a] treasure trove of
 encyclopedic data."--Word

 "Campbell's book can serve both as our manifesto and as our textbook."
 --Language in Society

 "This is an excellent book, an extraordinarily useful volume for anyone 
 whose work and interests involve languages of the Americas or, 
 more generally, the methods and results of historical linguistics....This 
 is a true and thoroughly authoritative handbook."--Mother Tongue

 "It's the kind of book I wish had been available when I was a student and 
 would have saved me many long hours and fruitless searches in 
 libraries....It will be used for a long time to come and well after the 
 furor about Greenberg has died down."--Margaret Langdon, University of 
 California, San Diego

 "A wealth of useful information is provided....The author has compiled and 
 sifted information from a vast area of scholarship, making this as 
 complete and up-to-date a guide to this subject as one could wish."--Choice

 "A tremendous amount of information has been assembled here....Anyone 
 needing any sort of information or guidance on this subject will want to
 consult this book....Campbell's discussion of the history of 
 classification is the most detailed and extensive anywhere. He has read 
 extremely widely in many languages and tracked down many obscure
 items in the secondary literature."--Diachronica

1997 (paper September 2000) 528 pp.; 27 maps
0-19-514050-8 paper $35.00
0-19-509427-1 cloth $75.00
Oxford University Press
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Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New
York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org
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Message 2: Anthropological Ling: Seldom Ask, Never Tell by A. Puckett

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:26:49 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Anthropological Ling: Seldom Ask, Never Tell by A. Puckett



SELDOM ASK, NEVER TELL: Labor and Discourse in Appalachia
Anita Puckett, Virginia Tech

(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics No. 25)

Puckett takes a new look at the relationship between language,
society, and economics by examining how people talk about work in a
rural Appalachian community. Through careful analysis of conversations
in casual yet commercial contexts, she finds that the construction and
maintenance of this discourse is essential to the community's
socioeconomic relationships. The volume will appeal to linguists,
anthropologists, and scholars in communications and Appalachian
studies.

November 2000 328 pp.; 10 line illus & maps
0-19-510277-0 $85.00
Oxford University Press
 

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Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New
York, NY 10016
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Message 3: Anthropological Ling: Relatively Speaking by E. Danziger

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:27:15 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Anthropological Ling: Relatively Speaking by E. Danziger



RELATIVELY SPEAKING: Language, Thought, and Kinship Among the Mopan Maya
Eve Danziger, University of Virginia

(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics)

Using fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork among the Mopan Maya
in Belize, Eve Danziger examines the semantic complexity of particular
kinship terms used among Mopan women and children and shows that a
culture-specific analysis of their terms is superior to other
non-ethnographically-based methods. In doing so she contributes not
only to theoretical semantics and the ethnography of that area, but to
the cross-cultural study of child development and language
acquisition.

January 2001 272 pp.; 4 line illus
0-19-509911-7 paper $19.95
0-19-509910-9 cloth $65.00
Oxford University Press
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New
York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org
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