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Title: Linguistic Anthropology
Subtitle: A Reader
Edited By: Alessandro Duranti
Series Title: Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Description:

Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best
work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of
anthropology and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study
of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice.

Editor Alessandro Duranti's extensive introduction provides an original
perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most
compelling issues. Each section of the volume includes a brief introductory
statement, a set of guiding questions, and a recommended further reading
list. The readings are both historically oriented and thematically
coherent, and are grouped according to four themes: speech community and
communicative competence; the performance of language; language
socialization and literacy practices; and the power of language. Duranti
has taken care throughout to trace theoretical and methodological
connections among different authors and research agendas from anthropology
and other disciplines. This is a collection that stands to serve both
scholars and students.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631221107
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 504
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
U.S. $ 86.95

 
 
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ISBN: 0631221115
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Pages: 504
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