Intertexts : Writings on Language, Utterance, and Context

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This book brings together papers written by William F. Hanks over the last decade, organized around the three central themes that have been emerged in his work: indexicality and referential practices; discourse genres and textuality; and the historical embeddedness of language. Together, they present the main elements of a coherent, synthetic approach to language in context.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 147.6 x 226.6 x 18mm | 426.38g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0847687414
  • 9780847687411
  • 1,957,913

About William F. Hanks

William F. Hanks, Berkeley Distinguished Chair in Linguistic Anthropology and Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of Language and Communicative Practices and other noted works on language.

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Review quote

The book certainly deserves a wider circulation as its every chapter could evoke and provoke a vivid discussion. Anthropos

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Indexicality and Referential Practices Chapter 3 Extract from Referencial Practice: Language and Lived Space among the Maya (1990) Chapter 4 Metalanguage and Pragmatics of Deixis (1993) Part 5 Genre and Textuality Chapter 6 Authenticity and Ambivalence in the Text: A Colonial Maya Case (1986) Chapter 7 Discourse Genres in a Theory of Practice (1987) Chapter 8 Text and Texuality (1989) Part 9 Meaning in History Chapter 10 The Five Gourds of Memory (1993) Chapter 11 Copresence and Alterity in Maya Ritual Practice (1993) Chapter 12 Intertextuality of Space in Colonial Yucatan (1992) Chapter 13 Language and Discourse in Colonial Yucatan (1996)

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