Language, Culture and Communication

Language, Culture and Communication

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For courses in Language and Culture, and Sociolinguistics



Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages, Language, Culture and Communication 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 0205832091
  • 9780205832095
  • 2,278,407

Table of contents

Chapter One: Introduction



Chapter Two: The Form of the Message

Phonology

Morphology

Syntax

Semantics

Manual Language

Nonverbal Communication



Chapter Three: Language and Cultural Meaning

Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology

Lexical and Cultural Categories

Cultural Presupposition

The Cultural Meaning of L I anguage Ideologies

Extended and Transferred Meaning



Chapter Four: Contextual Components: Outline of an Ethnography of Communication

Ethnography of Communication

Settings

Participants

Topics and Goals

Speech Acts

Narratives

Routines



Chapter Five: Communicative Interactions

Structural Properties of Conversation

Conversational Postulates

Directives

Telephone Conversation

Online Communication

Sign Language Communication

Politeness



Chapter Six: Learning Language

Acquisition of Language

Complex Grammars

Comparative Evidence

Some Universal Sequences

Instructional Strategies



Chapter Seven: The Acquisition of Communicate Competence

Acquiring Communicative Styles

Learning Status and Role

Learning Discourse



Chapter Eight: Societal Segmentation and Linguistic Variation: Class and Race

Social Stratification

Stratification and Language Ideologies

Caste

Class

Race



Chapter Nine: Language and Gender

Pronunciation

Grammatical Variants

Choices of Vocabulary

Conversational Styles

Images of Gender in Linguistic Form



Chapter Ten: Multilingual Nations

Language Ideologies in Multilingual Nations

India

Canada

The United States



Chapter Eleven: Bilingual Communities

Linguistic Change

Language Use in Bilingual Communities

Bilingual Conversational Strategies

Interethnic Miscommunication



Chapter Twelve: Language and Institutional Encounters

Language Ideologies in Institutional Contexts

Language and Status

Institutional Contexts

Education

Medical Encounters

Legal Settings

The Media
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About Nancy Bonvillain

Nancy Bonvillain is a professor of anthropology and linguistics at Bard College at Simon's Rock. She is author of over twenty books on language, culture, and gender, including a series on Native American peoples. In her field work she studied the Mohawk and Navajo, and she has published a grammar and dictionary of the Akwesasne dialect of Mohawk. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1972 and has taught at Columbia University, The New School, SUNY Purchase and Stonybrook, and Sarah Lawrence College.
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