9780534594367

The Anthropology of Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

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    9780534594367

  • ISBN10:

    0534594360

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-04-11
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text provides an introduction to the field of linguistic anthropology, which appeals to undergraduates from a wide variety of fields and at a wide variety of levels, from freshmen to seniors. This text comes with access to a companion website designed to make the intersection of linguistics and anthropology accessible and interesting to undergraduate students. In addition to THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LANGUAGE, Harriett Ottenheimer has also creating a workbook/reader that is a perfect bundle option for this text. See the supplement section for details.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
xiii
Preface xv
About the Author xxiv
Student Preface xxv
Linguistic Anthropology
1(13)
In the Field, Comoro Islands, September 1967
1(1)
Anthropology
2(1)
Anthropology Is Holistic
2(1)
Anthropology Is Comparative
3(2)
Anthropology Is Fieldwork-Based
5(5)
Cross-Language Misunderstanding 1.1 Glasses of Sherry
6(3)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 1.1 Ethics in Linguistic Anthropology
9(1)
Theoretical Linguistics
10(1)
Summary
11(1)
Key Terms
12(1)
Further Reading
12(1)
Student Activities
13(1)
Language and Culture
14(19)
In the Field, Somewhere over Oklahoma, December 2001
14(1)
How Language Reflects Culture
15(1)
Cultural Emphasis
16(4)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 2.1 Speaking ``Computer''
19(1)
Linguistic Relativity
20(4)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 2.2 Language on the Job
21(3)
The Influence of Language on Culture
24(2)
Testing Linguistic Determinism
26(1)
Experiencing Linguistic Determinism
27(2)
Summary
29(1)
Key Terms
30(1)
Further Reading
30(1)
Student Activities
31(2)
The Sounds of Language
33(26)
In the Field, Comoro Islands, October 1967
33(1)
Sounds
34(1)
Phonology
34(2)
Phonetics
36(3)
Phonetic Charts and Symbols
39(6)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 3.1 Learning the Czech
42(1)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 3.2 Sun and Moon Consonants in Arabic
43(2)
Beyond Phonetic Charts: Suprasegmentals
45(1)
Phonemics
46(7)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 3.1 Hot and Bitter Chocolate
49(4)
Etics and Emics
53(1)
Summary
54(1)
Key Terms
55(2)
Further Reading
57(1)
Student Activities
58(1)
Words and Sentences
59(30)
In the Field, U Zlateho Zvonu, Praha, February 2001
59(1)
In the Field, U Zlateho Zvonu, Praha, April 2001
59(2)
Morphology
61(1)
Morphological Analysis
62(4)
How Morphemes Are Arranged
66(6)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 4.1 Arabic Words for `the'
71(1)
Syntax
72(1)
Syntactic Analysis
72(6)
How Syntactic Units Are Arranged
78(2)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 4.2 Anymore
79(1)
Ambiguities and Other Difficulties
80(1)
Kinds of Grammars
81(4)
Summary
85(1)
Key Terms
86(1)
Further Reading
87(1)
Student Activities
88(1)
Language in Action
89(31)
In the Field, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Early 1990s
89(1)
Using Language: Culture, Ethnicity, Gender, Status, and Style
90(3)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 5.1 Corn Pudding
91(2)
The Ethnography of Communication: Language, Gender, and Ethnicity
93(1)
Communicative Competence: Real People Using Real Language
93(3)
Discovering How Language Communicates Identity
96(14)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 5.2 Fais Do Do
98(2)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 5.1 Bargaining in Mexico
100(9)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 5.2 S-P-E-A-K-I-N-G in the Classroom
109(1)
In the Field, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Early 1990s
110(1)
Intercultural Communication: Issues and Expectations
111(1)
When Things ``Go Wrong'': Understanding Cultural Miscues
111(1)
Using Linguistic Anthropology to Develop Communicative Competence
112(3)
Summary
115(1)
Key Terms
116(1)
Further Reading
116(2)
Student Activities
118(2)
Nonverbal Communication
120(26)
In the Field, Comoro Islands, September 1967
120(2)
Learning Nonverbal Communication
122(1)
Smell, Taste, and Touch
123(2)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 6.1 The Touch
125(1)
Proxemics
125(1)
Culture, Ethnicity, and Personal Space
126(2)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 6.1 Down the Hall
127(1)
Gender, Status, and Personal Space
128(1)
Kinesics
129(1)
Gestures across Cultures
130(2)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 6.2 Thanks for the Help?
131(1)
Facial Expressions and Eye Contact across Cultures
132(1)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 6.2 Analyzing a Wink
133(1)
Observing and Using Kinesics and Proxemics
133(1)
Gesture Systems and Complex Alternative Sign Languages
134(1)
Sign Languages
135(1)
American Sign Language
136(1)
Analyzing Signs
137(3)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 6.3 Variation in Sign
138(2)
Paralanguage and Speech Substitutes
140(2)
Summary
142(1)
Key Terms
143(1)
Further Reading
143(2)
Student Activities
145(1)
Writing and Literacy
146(26)
In the Field, Tororo, Uganda, August 1967
146(1)
Writing and Symbolism
147(2)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 7.1 Reading across Cultures
149(1)
What Is Writing?
149(1)
How Does Writing Work?
150(2)
Pictographic ``Writing''
152(1)
Rebus Writing
153(1)
Logographic Writing
154(2)
Syllabic Writing
156(2)
Logosyllabic Writing
158(2)
Alphabetic Writing
160(1)
Issues of Classification
161(1)
Decoding a Writing System
162(2)
What Does It Mean to Have Writing?
164(2)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 7.1 Writing Shinzwani
165(1)
Writing, Reading, Identity, and Power
166(2)
Summary
168(1)
Key Terms
169(1)
Further Reading
170(1)
Student Activities
170(2)
How and When Is Language Possible?
172(33)
In the Field, Comoro Islands, July 1982
172(1)
How is Language Possible?
173(1)
Theories about Language Beginnings
174(2)
Defining Language
176(7)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 8.1 Playing with Intonation
181(2)
Primate Communication
183(2)
Children and Language
185(4)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 8.2 Experimenting with Intonation
189(1)
When is Language Possible?
189(1)
Language and the Brain
190(5)
Language and the Human Vocal Apparatus
195(3)
How and When is Language Possible? Putting it All Together
198(2)
Summary
200(1)
Key Terms
201(1)
Further Reading
202(1)
Student Activities
203(2)
Change and Choice
205(43)
In the Field, Manhattan, Kansas, July 1974
205(1)
In the Field, Manhattan, Kansas, July 1981
205(2)
How Languages Change
207(1)
External Change
207(2)
Internal Change
209(5)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 9.1 bta dqmot
213(1)
The Impact of Language Change
214(2)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 9.1 Losing Shinzwani
215(1)
From Language to Dialect
216(1)
From Dialect to Language
217(3)
Language Change and Language Families
220(11)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 9.2 Observing Language Change
230(1)
Languages in Contact
231(1)
Mixed Languages: Pidgins and Creoles
231(6)
Cross-Language Miscommunication 9.2 Ebonics in Oakland
236(1)
Stable and Transitional Bilingualism
237(3)
Codeswitching
240(1)
Language and Identity, Language and Power
241(2)
Summary
243(2)
Key Terms
245(1)
Further Reading
245(2)
Student Activities
247(1)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology
248(15)
In the Field, Kansas State University, September 1989
248(3)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 10.1 Language Revitalization in Oklahoma
251(1)
Working with Endangered Languages
251(2)
Revealing Racist and Sexist Language
253(1)
Bias in Grammar
253(1)
Bias in Words
254(1)
Bias in Discourse
254(1)
Linguistic Anthropology Today
255(3)
Doing Linguistic Anthropology 10.2 Language and Identity in Corsica
256(2)
Summary
258(1)
Key Terms
259(1)
Further Reading
259(1)
Student Activities
260(3)
Glossary 263(16)
Bibliography 279(8)
Credits 287(2)
Index 289

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