LINGUIST List 8.1745

Fri Dec 5 1997

Books: Language & Culture

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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:54:23 -0800
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Subject: Language & Culture

Shaul, David L. (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology) and N.
Louanna Furbee (University of Missouri, Columbia); LANGUAGE & CULTURE;
paperback; ISBN 0-88133-970-9; 305 pp.; $13.95.

This is the first book-length treatment in English of the interactions
of language and culture. Though focused on North American anthropology
and linguistics, all major cross currents in the field from Europe and
America are covered, from Boas to structuralism and on through
postmodernism. The two key issues are how language might influence
culture, and how language structure may be used as a model for
nonlanguage-based systems.

This book is unique not only in being the sole organic treatment of this
important part of linguistic anthropology, but also in its
historiographic organization, which allows the reader to see how the
field developed along with major issues. At the same time, the relations
to the other areas of linguistic anthropology--sociolinguistics,
discourse analysis, paralinguistics, cognitive anthropology, and
literary studies--are clearly shown.

To order, send your check or money order or MasterCard/Visa number and
exp. date to Waveland Press, Inc., P.O. Box 400, Prospect Heights, IL
60070, OR phone (847/634-0081) with your credit card information.
Include the price of the book plus $4 shipping/handling. Queries may be
e-mailed to

Steve Dungan, Assistant Editor

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