The Matrix Of Language: Contemporary Linguistic Anthropology

1st Edition

Donald Brenneis, Ronald K.S. Macaulay

Routledge
Published March 15, 1996
Textbook - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780813323213 - CAT# K374241

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Summary

The Matrix of Language introduces students and other readers to recent debates in the study of language and culture. The articles in this anthology, selected for their readability, present a range of methodological approaches and well-known case studies that illustrate the interconnection of language, culture, and social practice. The editors' introductory essays compare and contrast specific approaches in four broad areas: language and socialization, gender, the ethnography of speaking, and the role of language in social and political life. The book is a valuable introduction in linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics courses and a resource for anyone exploring the relation of language to psychology, political theory, feminist studies, and literature and folklore.

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