Language, Culture, and Communication

The Meaning of Messages

Author: Nancy Bonvillain

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205917648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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Explore the connections among language, culture, and communicative meaning . Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages, Language, Culture and Communication, Seventh Edition, explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. The text examines the multifaceted meanings and uses of language. It also emphasizes the ways in which language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions. Nancy Bonvillain focuses on analyzing communicative interactions, revealing how social relations are produced and reproduced through speech. The text also highlights the analysis of language ideologies, that is, the beliefs that people have about language structure itself, about language usage, and about appropriate norms for producing and evaluating speech. This 7th edition contains updated information throughout as well as several new sections. Examples of language practices in African societies have also been added. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Recognize reputation and pattern in human speech. Understand the formation and structure of language. Have a strong understanding of the use of rhetoric in communication. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205953565 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205953561

Language, Culture, and Communication

Author: Nancy Bonvillain

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205928811

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Explore the connections among language, culture, and communicative meaning Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages, Language, Culture and Communication, Seventh Edition, explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. The text examines the multifaceted meanings and uses of language. It also emphasizes the ways in which language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions. Nancy Bonvillain focuses on analyzing communicative interactions, revealing how social relations are produced and reproduced through speech. The text also highlights the analysis of language ideologies, that is, the beliefs that people have about language structure itself, about language usage, and about appropriate norms for producing and evaluating speech. This 7th edition contains updated information throughout as well as several new sections. Examples of language practices in African societies have also been added. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Recognize reputation and pattern in human speech. Understand the formation and structure of language. Have a strong understanding of the use of rhetoric in communication. 0205953565 / 9780205953561 Language, Culture, and Communication Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 020591764X / 9780205917648 Language, Culture, and Communication

Language, Culture, and Communication

The Meaning of Messages

Author: Nancy Bonvillain

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205953561

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Explore the connections among language, culture, and communicative meaning Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages, Language, Culture and Communication, Seventh Edition, explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. The text examines the multifaceted meanings and uses of language. It also emphasizes the ways in which language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions. Nancy Bonvillain focuses on analyzing communicative interactions, revealing how social relations are produced and reproduced through speech. The text also highlights the analysis of language ideologies, that is, the beliefs that people have about language structure itself, about language usage, and about appropriate norms for producing and evaluating speech. This 7th edition contains updated information throughout as well as several new sections. Examples of language practices in African societies have also been added. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Recognize reputation and pattern in human speech. Understand the formation and structure of language. Have a strong understanding of the use of rhetoric in communication. 0205953565 / 9780205953561 Language, Culture, and Communication Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 020591764X / 9780205917648 Language, Culture, and Communication

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Zdenek Salzmann,James Stanlaw,Nobuko Adachi

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813349559

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries on the legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Languages and Their Speakers

Author: Timothy Shopen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812212501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Languages and Their Speakers provides an introduction both to languages themselves and to their social functions. Written especially for nonlinguistics majors, the book considers how speakers know their languages—know them as grammatical systems and know them as part of a cultural matrix.

Language Matters

A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language

Author: Donna Jo Napoli,Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of us have very definite opinions on these questions one way or another. Yet as linguists Donna Jo Napoli and Vera Lee-Schoenfeld point out in this short and thoroughly readable volume, many of our most deeply held ideas about the nature of language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes. Language Matters provides a highly informative tour of the world of language, examining these and other vexing and controversial language-related questions. Throughout, Napoli and Lee-Schoenfeld encourage and lead the reader to use common-sense and everyday experience rather than preconceived notions or technical linguistic expertise. Both their questions and their conclusions are surprising, sometimes provocative, and always entertaining. This thoroughly revised second edition updates the book with a new co-author, and includes new chapters on language and power, language extinction, and what it is linguists actually do. Language Matters is sure to engage both general readers and students of language and linguistics at any level.

Communication, Technology and Cultural Change

Author: Gary Krug

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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Gary Krug demonstrates how communication technology must be studied as an integral part of culture and lived-experience. Rather than stand in awe of the apparent explosion of new technologies, this book links key moments and developments in communication technology with the social conditions of their time.

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351213849

Category: Education

Page: 326

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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book: introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of both learning and teaching; provides discussion and workshop activities throughout each chapter of the book, along with further reading and reflection tasks; deals with classroom- and task-based teaching, and covers lesson planning and testing, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses; analyses different learning styles and suggests strategies to improve language acquisition; includes examples from foreign language learning in Russian, French, and German, as well as English; is accompanied by a brand new companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/johnson, which contains additional material, exercises, and weblinks. Written by an experienced teacher and author, An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching is essential reading for students beginning their study in the area, as well as teachers in training and those already working in the field.

Reflections on Language

Author: Stuart Hirschberg,Terry Hirschberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195120448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 632

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Designed primarily to help students in freshman composition appreciate the medium they are trying to master, this text brings together a collection of articles that examine language from many points of view.

Do You Speak American?

Author: Robert Macneil,William Cran

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 9780307423573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran—the authors (with Robert McCrum) of the language classic The Story of English—across the country in search of the answers. Do You Speak American? is the tale of their discoveries, which provocatively show how the standard for American English—if a standard exists—is changing quickly and dramatically. On a journey that takes them from the Northeast, through Appalachia and the Deep South, and west to California, the authors observe everyday verbal interactions and in a host of interviews with native speakers glean the linguistic quirks and traditions characteristic of each area. While examining the histories and controversies surrounding both written and spoken American English, they address anxieties and assumptions that, when explored, are highly emotional, such as the growing influence of Spanish as a threat to American English and the special treatment of African-American vernacular English. And, challenging the purists who think grammatical standards are in serious deterioration and that media saturation of our culture is homogenizing our speech, they surprise us with unpredictable responses. With insight and wit, MacNeil and Cran bring us a compelling book that is at once a celebration and a potent study of our singular language. Each wave of immigration has brought new words to enrich the American language. Do you recognize the origin of 1. blunderbuss, sleigh, stoop, coleslaw, boss, waffle? Or 2. dumb, ouch, shyster, check, kaput, scram, bummer? Or 3. phooey, pastrami, glitch, kibbitz, schnozzle? Or 4. broccoli, espresso, pizza, pasta, macaroni, radio? Or 5. smithereens, lollapalooza, speakeasy, hooligan? Or 6. vamoose, chaps, stampede, mustang, ranch, corral? 1. Dutch 2. German 3. Yiddish 4. Italian 5. Irish 6. Spanish From the Hardcover edition.

Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach

Author: James W. Neuliep

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

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In this fully updated Fifth Edition of Intercultural Communication, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context; the cultural component of the model and progresses chapter by chapter through each component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence.

Spreading the Word

Language and Dialect in America

Author: John H. McWhorter

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 83

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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

Language and Social Context

Selected Readings

Author: Pier Paolo Giglioli

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140133035

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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Even the simplest of spoken statements may provide far more information about the speaker - his social standing, his immediate situation, his relationship with his audience - than he might ever suspect.sociolinguistics focuses on all the varied aspects of the social organization of speech. We share a linguistic repertoire with members of our social networks (and failure to "fit in" linguistically may have far-reaching consequences); we also alter our speech patterns according to the specific social situation.

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

An Introduction

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351851403

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In this eighth edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of disciplines. Retaining the accessible approach of previous editions, and using appropriate examples from the texts and practices of popular culture, this new edition remains a key introduction to the area. New to this edition: revised, rewritten and updated throughout brand new chapter on class and popular culture updated student resources at www.routledge.com/cw/storey. The new edition remains essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality

A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312848

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization—the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.S., including Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, Chinese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Hawaiians. In 7 concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the U.S. looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of "equality" that have existed from colonial America to the present. Providing a broader perspective for understanding the denial of cultural and linguistic rights in the United States, issues of language, culture, and deculturalization are placed in a global context. The major change in the 8th Edition is a new chapter, "Global Corporate Culture and Separate But Equal," describing how current efforts at deculturalization involve replacing family and personal cultures with a corporate culture to increase worker efficiency. Substantive updates and revisions are made throughout all other chapters

Transcultural Nursing

Assessment and Intervention

Author: Joyce Newman Giger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329328X

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Giger and Davidhizar's unique transcultural model of clear, easy-to-apply assessment and intervention strategies is the definitive source for use in the clinical setting! This authoritative resource will help you learn to identify the six key cultural phenomena used in caring for clients from different backgrounds (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations), and help you apply these phenomena to a variety of individuals in different cultures. Unique! Giger & Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model devotes a full chapter to each of the six aspects of cultural assessment (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biologic variations) to help you apply this model to any client of any culture. Expert author Joyce Newman Giger is a pioneer in the field of transcultural nursing. Case studies and critical thinking questions help you apply the assessment framework in practice. UNIQUE! Sample care plans demonstrate how to apply principles to specific client needs. UNIQUE! Discussion of the spiritual component provides a more holistic, integrated approach to culture and assessment. Clarification of biologic variations for select cultural groups raises awareness of potential risks/influences on client health. 2010 census data is incorporated through the book to provide the most current analysis of demographic trends. Completely revised cultural chapters reflect the shifting experiences of different cultural groups in our society. NEW! 6 additional cultural chapters on Nigerians, Uganda Americans, Jordanian Americans, Cuban Americans, Amish Americans, and Irish Americans

Hitler and Nazi Germany

A History

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315509156

Category: History

Page: 320

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This text is based on current research findings and is written for students and general readers who want a deeper understanding of this period in German history. It provides a balanced approach in examining Hitler's role in the history of the Third Reich and includes coverage of the economic, social, and political forces that made the rise and growth of Nazism possible; the institutional, cultural, and social life of the Third Reich; the Second World War; and the Holocaust.

Media Now: Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology

Author: Joseph Straubhaar,Robert LaRose,Lucinda Davenport

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 143908257X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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MEDIA NOW, Seventh Edition, encourages students to think critically about the media and its effects on culture by providing them with a thorough understanding of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. MEDIA NOW develops students’ media literacy skills to prepare them for their encounters in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries through engaging, up-to-date material that covers the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge they need to thrive. Extensively updated in a new seventh edition, MEDIA NOW provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s global media environment and ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry and affect our daily lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Multilingual Internet

Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Author: Susan C. Herring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195304802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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Devoted to analysing internet related CMC in languages other than English, this volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, gender issues, and so on.