Social Anthropology and Language

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-04-30
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism and structuralism.

Table of Contents

Edwin Ardener , Introductory Essay: Social Anthropology and Language Part I: Social Anthropology, Language, and Sociolinguistics 1. Hilary Henson Early British Anthropologists and Language 2. R.H. Robins Malinowski Firth, and the 'Context of Situation' 3. Dell Hymes Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Speaking 4. J.B. Pride Customs and Cases of Verbal Behaviour Part II: Multilingualism and Social Categories 5. W.H. Whiteley A Note on Multilingualism 6. Elisabeth Tonkin Some Coastal Pidgins of West Africa 7. N. Denison Some Observations on Language Variety and Plurilingualism 8. D. Crystal Prosodic and Paralinguistic Correlates of Social Categories Part III: Social Anthropology and Language Models 9. Edwin Ardener Social Anthropology and the Historicity of Historical Linguistics 10. G.B. Milner The Quartered Shield: Outline of a Semantic Taxonomy 11. Some Ideas of Saussure applied to Buryat Magical Drawings

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