Language, Culture, and Communication

Language, Culture, and Communication : The Meaning of Messages

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For courses in Language and Culture, Anthropological Linguistics, and Language and Communication.Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world-to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages-this text explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. It examines the multi-faceted meanings and uses of language and emphasizes the ways that language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions.show more

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  • Paperback | 405 pages
  • 139.7 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0130104299
  • 9780130104298

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Form of the Message. 3. Language and Cultural Meaning. 4. Contextual Components: Outline of an Ethnography of Communication. 5. Communicative Interactions. 6. Societal Segmentation and Linguistic Variation: Class and Race. 7. Language and Gender: English and English Speakers. 8. Cross-Cultural Studies of Language and Gender. 9. Learning Language. 10. The Acquisition of Communicative Competence. 11. Multilingual Nations. 12. Bilingual Communities. 13. Language and Institutional Encounters.show more

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