Linguistic Anthropology | Edition: 1
Author: Alessandro Duranti
publisher: Cambridge University Press
publisher Date: 11/28/2013
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.