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Linguistic Anthropology | Edition: 1

Linguistic Anthropology | Edition: 1

Author: Alessandro Duranti
ISBN: 9780521449939
publisher: Cambridge University Press
publisher Date: 11/28/2013
Price: 60
eBookPrice: 0
Schools: University of South Carolina,Louislana State University,College of William and Mary,Boston University,University of Colorado at Boulder
Description: Alessandro Duranti introduces linguistic anthropology as an interdisciplinary field that studies language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. The theories and methods of linguistic anthropology are introduced through a discussion of linguistic diversity, grammar in use, the role of speaking in social interaction, the organization and meaning of conversational structures, and the notion of participation as a unit of analysis. Linguistic Anthropology will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students.