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Ethnography of Communication (3RD 03 Edition)by Muriel Saville-troike
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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.
This text is concerned with how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures. This introduction 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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -316) and indexes.
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
Scope and Focus.
Organization of the Book.
2. Basic Terms, Concepts, and Issues:.
Patterns of Communication.
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
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