Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

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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

A QUANTITATIVE PARADIGM FOR THE STUDY OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE
18
LANGUAGE IDENTITY OF THE COLOMBIAN VAUPÉS INDIANS
50
OUR ANCESTORS SPOKE IN PAIRS ROTINESE VIEWS OF LANGUAGE DIALECT AND CODE
65
COMMUNITY GROUND RULES FOR PERFORMANCE
87
INTRODUCTION
89
WARM SPRINGS INDIAN TIME HOW THE REGULATION OF PARTICIPATION AFFECTS THE PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
92
CONTRAPUNTAL CONVERSATIONS IN AN ANTIGUAN VILLAGE
110
NORMMAKERS NORMBREAKERS USES OF SPEECH BY MEN AND WOMEN IN A MALAGASY COMMUNITY
125
THE SHAPING OF ARTISTIC STRUCTURES IN PERFORMANCE
309
INTRODUCTION
311
CORRELATES OF CREE NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE
315
AN ANALYSIS OF THE COURSE OF A JOKES TELLING IN CONVERSATION
337
WHEN WORDS BECOME DEEDS AN ANALYSIS OF THREE IROQUOIS LONGHOUSE SPEECH EVENTS
354
THE ETHNOGRAPHIC CONTEXT OF SOME TRADITIONAL MAYAN SPEECH GENRES
368
TO SPEAK WITH A HEATED HEART CHAMULA CANONS OF STYLE AND GOOD PERFORMANCE
389
TOWARD AN ETHNOLOGY OF SPEAKING
415

SPEAKING IN THE LIGHT THE ROLE OF THE QUAKER MINISTER
144
SPEECH ACTS EVENTS AND SITUATIONS
161
INTRODUCTION
163
STRATEGIES OF STATUS MANIPULATION IN THE WOLOF GREETING
167
RITUALS OF ENCOUNTER AMONG THE MAORI SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF A SCENE
192
SPEAKING OF SPEAKING TENEJAPA TZELTAL METALINGUISTICS
213
BLACK TALKING ON THE STREETS
240
NAMAKKE SUNMAKKE KORMAKKE THREE TYPES OF CUNA SPEECH EVENT
263
THE CONCEPT AND VARIETIES OF NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE IN EAST EUROPEAN JEWISH CULTURE
283
INTRODUCTION
417
DATA AND DATA USE IN AN ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATIVE EVENTS
419
THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF WRITING
425
WAYS OF SPEAKING
433
NOTES
453
REFERENCES
475
INDEX OF NAMES
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.