Language, Culture, and Society

Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Christine Jourdan,Kevin Tuite

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Language, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge? How do children learn to use language appropriately? What factors determine language choice in bi- and multilingual communities? How far does language contribute to the formation of our personalities? And finally, in what ways does language make us human? Language, Culture and Society will be essential reading for all those interested in language and its crucial role in our social lives.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Zdeněk Salzmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

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This fourth edition expands its coverage of the fundamental issues in the field, including language and gender, and language and ethnicity. Now with a built-in Resource Manual and Study Guide, Language, Culture, and Society is the teaching text for the linguistic anthropology course.

Korean Language in Culture And Society

Author: Ho-min Sohn

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824826949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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The first volume of its kind to treat specifically the critical role of language in Korean culture and society. An introductory chapter provides the framework of the volume, defining language, culture, and society and their interrelatedness and presenting an overview of the Korean language vis-à-vis its culture and society from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Zdenek Salzmann,James Stanlaw,Nobuko Adachi

Publisher: Hachette UK

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.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: James Stanlaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974701

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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

Language, Culture, and Society

A Book of Readings

Author: Ben G. Blount

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9780881338508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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Twenty-four articles representing a diversity of interests & approaches have been brought together in this collection intended to define & develop topics of central interest to language, culture, & society.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Zdeněk Salzmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: 338

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This second edition of Language, Culture, and Society has profited from the comments of several instructors who have been using the text successfully during the past several years. In his revisions, Zdenek Salzmann has not only updated the text but has made it even more user-friendly. Two of the original chapters have been subdivided, the text has been enriched by the inclusion of additional examples, and the discussions of some of the more abstract topics have been edited with the student and the layperson in mind. With the growing emphasis in anthropology on applications of anthropological findings, references to the uses of linguistic anthropology are included throughout the book, and the final chapter is devoted solely to applications. Because anthropology stresses the holistic view, the tendency to integrate the data from all subfields of anthropology is evident throughout the book.

Words in common

essays on language, culture and society

Author: Gillian Thomas

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201613742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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Language and Society in Japan

Author: Nanette Gottlieb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521532846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Language and Society in Japan deals with issues important to an understanding of language in Japan today, among them multilingualism, language and nationalism, and literacy and reading habits. It is organised around the theme of language and identity, in particular how language is used to construct national, international and personal identities. Contrary to popular stereotypes, Japanese is far from the only language used in Japan, and does not function in a vacuum, but comes with its own particular cultural implications. Language has played an important role in Japan's cultural and foreign policies, and language issues are intimately connected both with technological advance and with minority group experiences. Nanette Gottlieb is a leading authority in this field. This 2005 book builds on and develops her previous work, and promises to be essential reading for students, scholars, and all those wishing to understand the role played by language in Japanese society.

Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies

Author: Leonard Muaka,Esther Mukewa Lisanza

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498572286

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies examines the central role that African languages play in Africa’s contemporary societies. This book focuses on Africa and the diaspora where African languages and literatures continue to spread.

Contemporary French Cultures and Societies

Author: Frédéric Royall

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039100743

Category: History

Page: 421

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Designed to cater for the growing interest in French studies, this volume assembles contributions about various aspects of change in a number of contemporary French-speaking societies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book expands on the traditional concepts of French studies focusing on language and literature and embraces politics, economics and cultural studies. The volume is divided into four parts and includes contributions from leading European specialists. Collectively, the contributions span the broad fields of Politics and Society, Arts and Culture, the French Language, and Francophone Literatures. Individual chapters review and analyse contemporary issues, debates and developments in the contributors' specialist areas. The contributions address the many requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students in French Studies which makes this collection of essays of considerable value to the specialist reader as well as to those looking for a more general understanding of key contemporary issues in French Studies.

Language, Texts, and Society

Explorations in Ancient Indian Culture and Religion

Author: Patrick Olivelle

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857284312

Category: Religion

Page: 419

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This collection brings together a series of Patrick Olivelle’s research papers, published over a period of about ten years, whose unifying theme is the search for hidden historical context and developments within words and texts. Words (and cultural histories represented by words) that scholars often take for granted as having a continuous and long history are often new – sometimes even being neologisms. They can thus provide important indications of cultural and religious innovations. Olivelle’s book on the asramas, as well as the short pieces included in this volume, such as those on ananda and dharma, seek to see cultural innovation and historical changes within the changing semantic fields of key terms. Closer examination of numerous Sanskrit terms taken for granted as central to ‘Hinduism’ provide similar results. Indian texts have often been studied in the past as disincarnate realities providing information on an ahistorical and unchanging culture. ‘Language, Texts, and Society’ is a small contribution towards correcting this method of textual study.

Language, Culture, and Society , An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478461284

Category: Education

Page: 71

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