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Primers in Anthropology Primers in Anthropology #4: Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

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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 worldCombines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropologyProvides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the fieldCovers 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

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About the Author

Laura M. Ahearn is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA. She is the author of Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE: LANGUAGE – SOME BASIC QUESTIONS.

1. Introduction: The Socially Charged Life of Language.

2. The Research Process in Linguistic Anthropology.

3. Language Acquisition and Socialization.

4. Language, Thought, and Culture.

PART TWO: COMMUNITIES OF SPEAKERS, HEARERS, READERS, AND WRITERS.

5. Communities of Language Users.

6. Multilingualism in Globalization.

7. Literacy Practices.

8. Performance, Performativity, and the Constitution of Communities.

PART THREE: LANGUAGE, POWER, AND SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION.

9. Language and Gender.

10. Language, Race, and Ethnicity.

11. Language Death and Revitalization.

12. Conclusion: Language, Power, and Agency.

References Cited.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405124416
Author:
Ahearn, Laura M.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
sociolinguistics, language acquisition, literacy, multilingualism, socialization, globalization, SLA
Subject:
Linguistic anthropology
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Series:
Primers in Anthropology
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20110517
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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