9781405144308

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

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    9781405144308

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    1405144300

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-23
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

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 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

Author Biography

Alessandro Duranti is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture at UCLA. His books include From Grammar to Politics: Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village (1994), Linguistic Anthropology (1997), Key Terms in Language and Culture (2001), and Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader (editor, 2001). In 1999 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the UCLA Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a former president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and former editor of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. In 2001 Duranti received the American Anthropological Association/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Table of Contents

Synopsis of Contents vii
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Notes on Contributors xvi
Part I: Speech Communities, Contact, and Variation
1(166)
Speech Community
3(20)
Marcyliena Morgan
Registers of Language
23(23)
Asif Agha
Language Contact and Contact Languages
46(27)
Paul B. Garrett
Codeswitching
73(22)
Kathryn A. Woolard
Diversity, Hierarchy, and Modernity in Pacific Island Communities
95(26)
Niko Besnier
The Value of Linguistic Diversity: Viewing Other Worlds through North American Indian Languages
121(20)
Marianne Mithun
Variation in Sign Languages
141(26)
Barbara LeMaster
Leila Monaghan
Part II: The Performing of Language
167(180)
Conversation as a Cultural Activity
169(28)
Elizabeth Keating
Maria Egbert
Gesture
197(25)
John B. Haviland
Participation
222(23)
Charles Goodwin
Marjorie Harness Goodwin
Literacy Practices across Learning Contexts
245(24)
Patricia Baquedano-Lopez
Narrative Lessons
269(21)
Elinor Ochs
Poetry
290(31)
Giorgio Banti
Francesco Giannattasio
Vocal Anthropology: From the Music of Language to the Language of Song
321(26)
Steven Feld
Aaron A. Fox
Thomas Porcello
David Samuels
Part III: Achieving Subjectivities and Intersubjectivities through Language
347(102)
Language Socialization
349(20)
Don Kulick
Bambi B. Schieffelin
Language and Identity
369(26)
Mary Bucholtz
Kira Hall
Misunderstanding
395(19)
Benjamin Bailey
Language and Madness
414(17)
James M. Wilce
Language and Religion
431(18)
Webb Keane
Part IV: The Power in Language
449(69)
Agency in Language
451(23)
Alessandro Duranti
Language and Social Inequality
474(22)
Susan U. Philips
Language Ideologies
496(22)
Paul V. Kroskrity
General Bibliography 518(88)
Index 606

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