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A New Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

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  • Copyright: 2023-04-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Provides an expansive view of the full field of linguistic anthropology, featuring an all-new team of contributing authors representing diverse new perspectives

A New Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a timely and authoritative overview of the field of study that explores how language influences society and culture. Bringing together more than 30 original essays by an interdisciplinary panel of renowned scholars and younger researchers, this comprehensive volume covers a uniquely wide range of both classic and contemporary topics as well as cutting-edge research methods and emerging areas of investigation.

Building upon the success of its predecessor, the acclaimed Blackwell Companion to Linguistic Anthropology, this new edition reflects current trends and developments in research and theory. Entirely new chapters discuss topics such as the relationship between language and experiential phenomena, the use of research data to address social justice, racist language and raciolinguistics, postcolonial discourse, and the challenges and opportunities presented by social media, migration, and global neoliberalism. Innovative new research analyzes racialized language in World of Warcraft, the ethics of public health discourse in South Africa, the construction of religious doubt among Orthodox Jewish bloggers, hybrid forms of sociality in videoconferencing, and more.

  • Presents fresh discussions of topics such as American Indian speech communities, creolization, language mixing, language socialization, deaf communities, endangered languages, and language of the law
  • Addresses recent trends in linguistic anthropological research, including visual documentation, ancient scribes, secrecy, language and racialization, global hip hop, justice and health, and language and experience
  • Utilizes ethnographic illustration to explore topics in the field of linguistic anthropology
  • Includes a new introduction written by the editors and an up-to-date bibliography with over 2,000 entries

A New Companion to Linguistic Anthropologyis a must-have for researchers, scholars, and undergraduate and graduate students in linguistic anthropology, as well as an excellent text for those in related fields such as sociolinguistics, discourse studies, semiotics, sociology of language, communication studies, and language education.

Author Biography

Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). One of the most respected linguistic anthropologists in the world, Professor Duranti has authored and edited many of the defining volumes in the field. He is the co-founder of the journal Pragmatics, former editor of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and past President of the Society of Linguistic Anthropology.

Rachel George is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Whitman College, where she teaches courses in linguistic and cultural anthropology, the anthropology of digital media, and ethnographic methods. Her work on language usage among Serbian young adults has been published in Language in Society and Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Robin Conley Riner is Professor of Anthropology at Marshall University. Her work in linguistic and legal anthropology investigates how people use language to navigate morally complex experiences surrounding institutional death and killing. She is the author of Confronting the Death Penalty and co-editor of Language and Social Justice in Practice.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1
Robin Conley Riner and Rachel George

Part I: Speech Communities and Their Contested Boundaries 13

1 On the Social Lives of Indigenous North American Languages 15
Paul V. Kroskrity and Barbra A. Meek

2 Creolization: Its Context, Power, and Meaning 33
Christine Jourdan

3 Language Endangerment and Renewal 49
Sean O’Neill

4 Narrating Transborder Communities 66
Elizabeth Falconi

5 Mixing, Switching, and Languaging in Interaction 86
Jan David Hauck and Teruko Vida Mitsuhara

6 Postcolonial Semiotics 107
Angela Reyes

7 Deaf Communities: Constellations, Entanglements, and Defying Classifications 122
Erin Moriarty and Lynn Hou

8 Global Hip Hop: Style, Language, and Globalization 139
H. Samy Alim

Part II: Literacies and Textualities Across Time and Space 157

9 Ancient Literacy Practices and Script Communities 159
Alice Mandell

10 Rethinking Translation and Transduction 178
Susan Gal

11 Social Dramas: A Semiotic Approach 194
Kristina Wirtz

12 Digital Literacies 214
Rachel Flamenbaum and Rachel George

13 Digital Religious Discourse 235
Ayala Fader

14 Linguistic Anthropology of the Visual 253
Jennifer F. Reynolds

15 Technobodily Literacy in Video Interaction 273
Samira Ibnelkaïd

16 Ethics and Language 299
Steven P. Black

Part III: Speaking, Sensing, and Sounding 315

17 Contested Intentions 317
Alessandro Duranti

18 Entanglements of Language and Experience in Everyday Life 334
Elinor Ochs

19 Affect, Emotion, and Linguistic Shift 354
Kathryn E. Graber

20 Using the Senses in Animal Communication 369
Erica A. Cartmill

21 Human Touch 391
Asta Cekaite and Marjorie Harness Goodwin

22 Socialization of Attention 410
Lourdes de León

23 Sound, Voice, and the Felt Body 428
Patrick Eisenlohr

24 Multimodality 443
Keith M. Murphy

25 Language and Food 461
Jillian R. Cavanaugh and Kathleen C. Riley

Part IV: Language, Power, and Justice 477

26 Language Policy and Ethnic Conflict 479
Christina P. Davis

27 Secrecy 494
Erin Debenport

28 Legal Language and Its Ideologies 509
Robin Conley Riner

29 Language, Gender, Race, and Sexuality: Intersectional Perspectives 525
Lal Zimman

30 Engaged Linguistic Anthropology 542
Netta Avineri and Jocelyn Ahlers

31 Language and Racism 560
Krystal A. Smalls and Jenny L. Davis

32 Communicative Justice and Health 577
Charles L. Briggs

33 The Force of Indexicality 596
Alessandro Duranti

Index 614

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