Linguistic Anthropology : A Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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

Author Biography

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 Editionp. viii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Linguistic Anthropology: History, Ideas, and Issuesp. 1
Ideal and Real Speech Communitiesp. 61
Introductionp. 63
The Speech Communityp. 66
The African-American Speech Community: Reality and Sociolinguistsp. 74
The Social Circulation of Media Discourse and the Mediation of Communitiesp. 93
Communication of Respect in Interethnic Service Encountersp. 114
The Idealised Native Speaker, Reified Ethnicities, and Classroom Realitiesp. 137
The Performance of Language: Events, Genres, and Narrativesp. 151
Introductionp. 153
Ways of Speakingp. 158
Formality and Informality in Communicative Eventsp. 172
Universal and Culture-Specific Properties of Greetingsp. 188
Genre, Intertextuality, and Social Powerp. 214
Narrating the Political Self in a Campaign for US Congressp. 245
Hip Hop Nation Languagep. 272
Language Socialization and Literacy Practicesp. 291
Introductionp. 293
Language Acquisition and Socialization: Three Developmental Stories and Their Implicationsp. 296
Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroomp. 329
What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and Schoolp. 343
Creating Social Identities through Doctrina Narrativesp. 364
The Power of Languagep. 379
Introductionp. 381
Arizona Tewa Kiva Speech as a Manifestation of a Dominant Language Ideologyp. 386
Language Ideology and Linguistic Differentiationp. 402
The "Father Knows Best" Dynamic in Dinnertime Narrativesp. 435
Professional Visionp. 452
Language, Race, and White Public Spacep. 479
Nop. 493
Indexp. 504
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