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    Language, Culture, and Society: Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language) (Paperback) Edited by Christine Jourdan, Edited by Kevin Tuite, Series edited by Judith T. Irvine, Series edited by Bambi B. Schieffelin, Series edited by Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Series edited by Joel C. Kuipers, Series edited by Don Kulick, Series edited by John Lucy, Series edited by Elinor Ochs, Series edited by Michael Silverstein

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    DescriptionLanguage, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge? How do children learn to use language appropriately? What factors determine language choice in bi- and multilingual communities? How far does language contribute to the formation of our personalities? And finally, in what ways does language make us human? Language, Culture and Society will be essential reading for all those interested in language and its crucial role in our social lives.


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    Title
    Language, Culture, and Society
    Subtitle
    Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christine Jourdan, Edited by Kevin Tuite, Series edited by Judith T. Irvine, Series edited by Bambi B. Schieffelin, Series edited by Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Series edited by Joel C. Kuipers, Series edited by Don Kulick, Series edited by John Lucy, Series edited by Elinor Ochs, Series edited by Michael Silverstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521614740
    ISBN 10: 0521614740
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: CFB, CFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-LA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15600
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 306.44
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009050
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: P35 .L332 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: CFB, CFF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Christine Jourdan is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University. Kevin Tuite is Professuer titulaire (full Professor) of Anthropology at the Universite de Montreal.
    Review quote
    '... an enjoyable collection. ... an interesting and wide-ranging exploration of the ways in which linguists are expanding their horizons.' Language Policy
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Walking through walls Christine Jourdan and Kevin Tuite; 1. An issue about language Charles Taylor; 2. Linguistic relativities John Leavitt; 3. Benjamin Lee Whorf and the boasian foundations of contemporary ethnolinguistics Regna Darnell; 4. Cognitive anthropology Penelope Brown; 5. Methodological issues in cross-language colour naming Paul Kay; 6. Pidgins and creoles genesis: an anthropological offering Christine Jourdan; 7. Bilingualism Monica Heller; 8. The impact of language socialization on grammatical development Elinor Ochs and Bambi Schieffelin; 9. Intimate grammars: anthropological and psychoanalytic accounts of language, gender, and desire Elizabeth Povinelli; 10. Maximizing ethnopoetics: toward the fine-tuning (anthropological) experience Paul Friedrich; 11. Of phonemes, fossils and webs of meaning: the interpretation of language variation and change Kevin Tuite.