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Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics: Linguistic Anthropology (Paperback)
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Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics: Linguistic Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 422 Pages / Published: 04/09/1997
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In this textbook, first published in 1997, Alessandro Duranti introduces linguistic anthropology as an interdisciplinary field which studies language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. The theories and methods of linguistic anthropology are introduced through a discussion of linguistic diversity, grammar in use, the role of speaking in social interaction, the organisation and meaning of conversational structures, and the notion of participation as a unit of analysis. An entire chapter is devoted to the notion of culture, and there are invaluable methodological chapters on ethnography and transcription. Original in its treatment and yet eminently clear and readable, Linguistic Anthropology will appeal to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521449939
Number of pages: 422
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


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'Once in a while a book is published that defines and shapes the content of a discipline, Duranti's Anthropology is one of those books.' Linguistic Anthropology
"Once in a while a book is published that defines and shapes the content of a discipline. Duranti's Linguistic Antrhopology is one of those books. Rooted in a profound knowledge of historical and current scholarship in both linguistics and anthropology...the author's discourse provides a clear manifesto for linguistic anthropology as a full-grown discipline of its own. ...instructors for linguistic anthropology classes will find this book extremely valuable. I know of no other text that is so well -documented about issues, theories, and methods in linguistic anthropology both synchronically and diachronically. ...the book is very coherent theoretically...it proposes a clear, distinctive way of doing linguistic anthropology. ...anybody who intends to conduct research in this discipline will find this to be an extremely valuable resource. " Giovanni Bennardo, American Anthropology
"Linguistic anthropology should be of great help in opening up this dynamic branch of research to a broader audience." language in Society

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