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The Ethnography of Communication (Language in Society)

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The Ethnography of Communication explores how and why language is used, and how its use varies in different cultures. In this now standard introduction to the subject, Muriel Saville-Troike presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others, and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work. Drawing on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics and using examples from many languages and cultures, she builds a model that includes communication within the overall framework of cultural competence.

This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the substantial contributions made in recent years to the development and application of the subject. It includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics. The book now incorporates an even broader range of examples and illustrations for analyzing the patterns of communicative phenomena in the languages of the world.

Synopsis:

The Ethnography of Communication presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.

  • Presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.

  • Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behavior in specific cultural settings.

  • Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.

  • Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analyzing patterns of communicative phenomena.

About the Author

Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. She is author of Bilingual Children (1975), Foundations for Teaching English as a Second Language (1976), A Guide to Culture in the Classroom (1978), and co-editor of Perspectives on Silence (with Deborah Tannen, 1985).

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction:.

Scope and Focus.

Method.

Historical Background.

Significance.

Organization of the Book.

2. Basic Terms, Concepts, and Issues:.

Patterns of Communication.

Communicative Functions.

Speech Community.

Communicative Competence.

The Competence of Incompetence.

Units of Analysis.

Categories of Talk.

Language and Culture.

Social Structure and Ideology.

Routines and Rituals.

Universals and Inequalities.

3. Varieties of

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631228417
Author:
Saville-Troike, Muriel
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Saville-Troike, Muriel
Author:
Saville-Troike
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Language and culture
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Language in Society
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.14x9.21x.74 in. 1.42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Ethnography of Communication presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.

  • Presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.

  • Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behavior in specific cultural settings.

  • Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.

  • Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analyzing patterns of communicative phenomena.

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