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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Key Terms in Language & Culture
Written By: Alessandro Duranti

Key Terms in Language and Culture is a new collection of 75 short original
essays written by leading scholars in linguistic anthropology and related
fields, and covering the major issues in the contemporary study of language
and culture. Together these essays provide a lexicon of language from an
anthropological perspective. Each essay includes a brief description of a
key concept, the issues associated with the concept, and the major
contributions to its study. There is a set of suggested readings at the end
of each essay that provides readers with a good starting point for a
further study.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631226656
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 78.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631226664
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 35.95