Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

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Richard Bauman, Joel Sherzer
Cambridge University Press, Oct 19, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 501 pages
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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.
  

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Norm-makers, norm-breakers: uses of speech by men and women in Malagasy Community (pp.125-143)

Contents

VII
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VIII
50
IX
65
X
87
XI
89
XII
92
XIII
110
XIV
125
XXIV
309
XXV
311
XXVI
315
XXVII
337
XXVIII
354
XXIX
368
XXX
389
XXXI
415

XV
144
XVI
161
XVII
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XVIII
167
XIX
192
XX
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XXI
240
XXII
263
XXIII
283
XXXII
417
XXXIII
419
XXXIV
425
XXXV
433
XXXVI
453
XXXVII
475
XXXVIII
497
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About the author (1989)

Joel Sherzer is professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been carrying out research among the Kuna Indians since 1970. He has written Verbal Art in San Blas: Kuna culture through its discourse , as well as numerous articles dealing with Kuna language, culture, society, and literature.