The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Google eBook)

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 416 pages
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Ottenheimer's authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the text material, Ottenheimer includes In the Field vignettes that draw you in to the chapter material via stories culled from her own and others' experiences, as well as Doing Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Language Miscommunication features that describe real-life applications of text concepts. A revised companion workbook/reader and robust Anthropology CourseMate website make a complete integrated package for your course.
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This is a terrible book. It oversimplifies, it is filled with inaccuracy, it makes logical errors on nearly every page, and it is just plain bad. In addition, it is written as if its readers are young ... Read full review

Review: The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

If I were teaching this class, I'd pick a different text. This one is too skewed toward sociolinguistics and overly simplistic. Read full review

Contents

Linguistic Anthropology
1
Language and Culture
17
The Sounds of Language
47
Words and Sentences
80
Silent Languages
114
Language in Action
150
Writing and Literacy
190
How And When Is Language Possible ?
240
Change and Choice
275
An Anthropology of Language
328
Glossary
348
References
366
Index
375
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