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
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd ISBN: 9781405124409 Number of pages: 368 Weight: 642 g Dimensions: 232 x 161 x 26 mm
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