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Language and Culture

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ISBN13:

9780194372145

ISBN10:
0194372146
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/10/1998
Publisher(s):
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Summary

This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book offers an accessible survey of key language concepts such as social context and cultural authenticity, using insights from fields including linguistics, sociology, and anthropology.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
SECTION I Survey 1(84)
The relationship of language and culture
Nature, culture, language
4(2)
Communities of language users
6(2)
Imagined communities
8(1)
Insiders/outsiders
8(3)
Linguistic relativity
11(1)
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
11(3)
Summary
14(1)
Meaning as sign
The linguistic signs
15(1)
The meaning of signs
16(1)
Cultural encodings
17(2)
Semantic cohesion
19(1)
The non-arbitrary nature of signs
20(1)
Symbols
21(2)
Summary
23(2)
Meaning as action
Context of situation, context of culture
25(1)
Structures of expectation
26(1)
Contextualization cues, situated inferences
27(1)
Pragmatic coherence
28(3)
The co-operative principle
31(1)
Participants' roles and the co-construction of culture
32(3)
Summary
35(2)
Spoken language, oral culture
Speech and writing
37(4)
Indicating status
41(1)
Social positionings
42(4)
Protecting face
46(1)
Conversational style
47(2)
Narrative style
49(2)
Summary
51(2)
Print language, literate culture
Written language, textual culture
53(1)
Print and power
54(1)
Social construction of literacy
55(2)
Text and discourse
57(3)
Literacy event, prior text, point of view
60(2)
Genre
62(2)
Summary
64(1)
Language and cultural identity
Cultural identity
65(2)
Cultural stereotypes
67(3)
Language crossing as act of identity
70(2)
Linguistic nationism
72(2)
Standard language, cultural totem
74(2)
Linguistic and cultural imperialism
76(1)
Summary
77(2)
Current issues
Who is a native speaker?
79(1)
Cultural authenticity
80(1)
Cross-cultural, intercultural, multicultural
81(1)
The politics of recognition
82(3)
SECTION 2 Readings 85(30)
SECTION 3 References 115(10)
SECTION 4 Glossary 125


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