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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. Revised and updated, this second edition contains eight new articles on key subjects, including speech communities, the power and performance of language, and narratives Selections are both historically oriented and thematically coherent, and are accessibly grouped according to four major themes: speech community and communicative competence; the performance of language; language socialization and literacy practices; and the power of language An extensive introduction provides an original perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most compelling issues Each section includes a brief introductory statement, sets of guiding questions, and list of recommended readings on the main topics
Alessandro Duranti is Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department at UCLA and Director of the Center of Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC). His publications with Wiley-Blackwell include Key Terms in Language and Culture (2001) and A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology (2004). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of various awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the UCLA Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, and the American Anthropological Association/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Table of Contents
|Acknowledgments to the Second Edition||p. viii|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. ix|
|Linguistic Anthropology: History, Ideas, and Issues||p. 1|
|Ideal and Real Speech Communities||p. 61|
|The Speech Community||p. 66|
|The African-American Speech Community: Reality and Sociolinguists||p. 74|
|The Social Circulation of Media Discourse and the Mediation of Communities||p. 93|
|Communication of Respect in Interethnic Service Encounters||p. 114|
|The Idealised Native Speaker, Reified Ethnicities, and Classroom Realities||p. 137|
|The Performance of Language: Events, Genres, and Narratives||p. 151|
|Ways of Speaking||p. 158|
|Formality and Informality in Communicative Events||p. 172|
|Universal and Culture-Specific Properties of Greetings||p. 188|
|Genre, Intertextuality, and Social Power||p. 214|
|Narrating the Political Self in a Campaign for US Congress||p. 245|
|Hip Hop Nation Language||p. 272|
|Language Socialization and Literacy Practices||p. 291|
|Language Acquisition and Socialization: Three Developmental Stories and Their Implications||p. 296|
|Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom||p. 329|
|What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School||p. 343|
|Creating Social Identities through Doctrina Narratives||p. 364|
|The Power of Language||p. 379|
|Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of a Dominant Language Ideology||p. 386|
|Language Ideology and Linguistic Differentiation||p. 402|
|The "Father Knows Best" Dynamic in Dinnertime Narratives||p. 435|
|Professional Vision||p. 452|
|Language, Race, and White Public Space||p. 479|
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