LINGUIST List 9.580

Thu Apr 16 1998

Books: Anthropological Ling

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  1. Christoph Eyrich, New Book: Anthropological Linguistics

Message 1: New Book: Anthropological Linguistics

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 15:51:36 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Book: Anthropological Linguistics

			Lawrence B. Breitborde

		English in the Lives of Urban Africans

 1998. XII, 227 pages
		 Cloth DM 198,-/approx. US 124.00
			 ISBN 3-11-014796-3
	 Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 11

		Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

This monograph is an anthropological study of the social significance
of English among Kru residents of Monrovia, the capital city of
Liberia. Based on participant-observation ethnography, this study
constructs a theoretical approach in which macrolevel and microlevel
perspectives are integrated.

By viewing the use of English in relation to changing social identity,
the monograph contributes to our understanding of how African citizens
use language to negotiate conflicts and aspirations based on
socioeconomic position and ethnic solidarity.

Mouton de Gruyter Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 
Postfach 30 34 21 200 Saw Mill River Road 
D-10728 Berlin Hawthorne, NY 10532 
Germany USA 
Fax: +49 (0)30 26005-351 Fax: +1 914 747-1326 

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1998 Contributors

  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Lodz University, Department of English Language
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter