LINGUIST List 9.1769

Fri Dec 11 1998

Books: Socioling & Anthropological Ling

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Message 1: Socio & Anthropological Linguistics from Oxford UP

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:07:19 -0500
From: Linguistics Mailbox <LINGUISTICSOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Socio & Anthropological Linguistics from Oxford UP

POWER SHARING: Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in
Pohnpei, Micronesia
Elizabeth Keating, University of Texas
(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 23)
What allows certain individuals and groups to maintain control over the
actions and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating
went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how people use
language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status
differences. The result is this inside view of how language works to
create power and social inequality. This book challenges widely held
theories on the nature of social stratification, including women's roles in
creating hierarchy.
December 1998 224 pp.; 14 halftones, 4 linecuts
0-19-511197-4 $75.00
Oxford University Press
ELOQUENCE IN TROUBLE: The Poetics and Politics of Complaint in Rural
James M. Wilce, Northern Arizona University
(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 21)
Eloquence in Trouble captures the articulation of several troubled lives in
Bangladesh as well as the threats to the very genres of their
expression, lament in particular. The first ethnography of one of the most
spoken mother tongues on earth, Bangla, this study represents a new
approach to troubles talk, combining the rigor of discourse analysis with
the interpretive depth of psychological anthropology. Its careful
transcriptions of Bangladeshi troubles talk will disturb some readers and
move others--beyond past academic discussion of personhood in South
December 1998 320 pp.; 7 halftones, 8 linecuts
0-19-510687-3 $65.00
Oxford University Press
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  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Hermes
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics