Language, Culture, and Communication: The Meaning of Messages
Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages—this book 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. Includes new section on Narratives (Ch. 4) and Language Ideologies (Ch. 13). Features Interactional, situational, and social functions of languages. > For anyone interested in Language and Culture, Anthropological Linguistics, and Language and Communication.
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The Form of the Message
Language and Cultural Meaning
Choline of an Ethnography
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AAVE action addressee adults African African American agglutinating languages allomorphs allophones anglophone attitudes behavior bilingual boys child co-participants code switching complex consonants contexts contrast conversation copula Creole demonstrate dialect direct distinctions employ English evaluate example express female formal francophone French function gender girls grammatical groups guage guistic Gullah Hindi ibid indicate indigenous interactions interlocutors Japanese Kaluli Labov language language death linguistic linguistic form male markers meanings men's Mohawk morphemes mother narratives Native American Navajo negative nonstandard nonverbal norms nouns objects occur participants patterns percent person polite Polysynthetic Language prestige pronouns questions refer response roles rules semantic sentences social society sociolinguistic sounds Spanish speak speakers speech speech acts spoken standard status stereotypes strategies structure style suffixes switching syntactic tag questions talk tion topics Tzeltal utterances verbs vernacular vocabulary vowel whereas women words