Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology - eBook
Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology - eBook  -     By: Laura M. Ahearn
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444340549
ISBN-13: 9781444340549

Publisher's Description

Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introductionto Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study oflanguage in real-life social contexts around the world through thecontemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.
  • A highly accessible introduction to the study of language inreal-life social contexts around the world
  • Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edgecontemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge inlinguistics or anthropology
  • Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considersfuture directions for the field
  • Covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, andethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children andadults; language death and revitalization; performance; languageand thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism andglobalization

Author Bio

Laura M. Ahearn is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA. She is the author of Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal.

Editorial Reviews

“…Laura Ahearn’s Living Language standsout for its deft integration of disparate approaches to linguisticanthropology, highlighting the field’s rich range ofintellectual genealogies and contemporary innovations.”

“This book is deserving of high praise for managing tocapture the field’s nuance and complexity, while doing so ina way that is accessible, timely, and of interest to bothspecialists and non-specialists alike.”  (Journal ofLinguistic Anthropology, 5 December 2014)

“Overall, this reviewer finds the book balanced,appreciable and well written.”  (AnthropologicalNotebooks, 1 October 2012)

“In conclusion, we strongly recommend the book for bothundergraduate and graduate introductory courses. In conclusion, westrongly recommend the book for both undergraduate and graduateintroductory courses.”  (Journal of the RoyalAnthropological Institute, 1 November 2012)

"It is a very useful as a library resource and for general readers,as it is well organized, clearly written, and supported with bothclassic and recent studies. Summing Up: Recommended. General andundergraduate libraries." (Choice, 1 January 2012)

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