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Linguistic Anthropology : Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics - Alessandro Duranti

Linguistic Anthropology

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

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Published: 3rd November 1997
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Alessandro Duranti introduces linguistic anthropology as an interdisciplinary field that studies language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. The theories and methods of linguistic anthropology are introduced through a discussion of linguistic diversity, grammar in use, the role of speaking in social interaction, the organization and meaning of conversational structures, and the notion of participation as a unit of analysis. Linguistic Anthropology will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students.

'Once in a while a book is published that defines and shapes the content of a discipline, Duranti's Anthropology is one of those books.' Linguistic Anthropology

The scope of linguistic anthropology
Theories of culture
Linguistic diversity
Ethnographic methods
Transcription: from writing to digitized images
Meaning in linguistic forms
Speaking as social action
Conversational exchanges
Units of participation
Conclusions
Appendix
References
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521449939
ISBN-10: 0521449936
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 3rd November 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.6