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Title: A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology
Edited By: Alessandro Duranti
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631223525&site=1
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Anthropoloy
Description:

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth
explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose
work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the
contemporary study of language as culture.

-Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology,
comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field.

-Constitutes an unprecedented overview of both the theoretical and
methodological foundations of contemporary linguistic anthropology.

-Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended
to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades.

-Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a
resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic
anthropology.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631223525
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Pages: 640
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