Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author(s): Laura M. Ahearn

Published Online: 27 APR 2011 07:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405124409

Online ISBN: 9781444340563

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340563

About this Book

Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.

  • A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world
  • Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology
  • Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field
  • Covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children and adults; language death and revitalization; performance; language and thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Language: Some Basic Questions

  2. Part II: Communities of Speakers, Hearers, Readers, and Writers

  3. Part III: Language, Power, and Social Differentiation

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