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Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking : Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language - Richard Bauman

Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

Paperback Published: 18th December 1989
ISBN: 9780521379335
Number Of Pages: 532

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First published in 1974, this collection of classic case studies in the ethnography of speaking had a formative influence on the field. No other volume has so successfully provided a broad, cross-cultural survey of the use, role, and function of language and speech in everyday life. The essays deal with: traditional societies in Native North, Middle, and South America, Africa, and Oceania; English, French, and Yiddish speaking communities in Europe and North America; Afro-American communities in North America and the Caribbean. Now reissued, the collection includes a major new Introduction by the editors that traces the subsequent development of the ethnography of speaking and indicates directions for further research.

Introduction to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface and Introduction
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 6
Communities and Resources for Performance
Introductionp. 15
A Quantitative Paradigm for the Study of Communicative Competencep. 18
Language Identity of the Colombian Vaupes Indiansp. 50
'Our Ancestors Spoke in Pairs': Rotinese Views of Language, Dialect, and Codep. 65
Community Ground Rules for Performance
Introductionp. 89
Warm Springs 'Indian Time': How the Regulation of Participation Affects the Progress of Eventsp. 92
Contrapuntal Conversations in an Antiguan Villagep. 110
Norm-Makers, Norm-Breakers: Uses of Speech by Men and Women in a Malagasy Communityp. 125
Speaking in the Light: The Role of the Quaker Ministerp. 144
Speech Acts, Events, and Situations
Introductionp. 163
Strategies of Status Manipulation in the Wolof Greetingp. 167
Rituals of Encounter among the Maori: Sociolinguistic Study of a Scenep. 192
Speaking of Speaking: Tenejapa Tzeltal Metalinguisticsp. 213
Black Talking on the Streetsp. 240
Namakke, Sunmakke, Kormakke: Three Types of Cuna Speech Eventp. 263
The Concept and Varieties of Narrative Performance in East European Jewish Culturep. 283
The Shaping of Artistic Structures in Performance
Introductionp. 311
Correlates of Cree Narrative Performancep. 315
An Analysis of the Course of a Joke's Telling in Conversationp. 337
When Words Become Deeds: An Analysis of Three Iroquois Longhouse Speech Eventsp. 354
The Ethnographic Context of Some Traditional Mayan Speech Genresp. 368
To Speak with a Heated Heart: Chamula Canons of Style and Good Performancep. 389
Toward an Ethnology of Speaking
Introductionp. 417
Data and Data Use in an Analysis of Communicative Eventsp. 419
The Ethnography of Writingp. 425
Ways of Speakingp. 433
Notesp. 453
Referencesp. 475
Index of namesp. 497
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ISBN: 9780521379335
ISBN-10: 0521379334
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 18th December 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 17.12  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised