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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Semantics of Colour

A Historical Approach

Author: C. P. Biggam,Carole Patricia Biggam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521899923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

View: 7213

Presents the basic principles of modern colour semantics and discusses the crucial differences between modern and historical colour studies.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Elenchus of Biblica

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876536496


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Approaches to Language, Culture, and Cognition

The Intersection of Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology

Author: M. Yamaguchi,D. Tay,B. Blount

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137274824

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 2618

Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognition aims to bring cognitive linguistics and linguistic anthropology closer together, calling for further investigations of language and culture from cognitively-informed perspectives against the backdrop of the current trend of linguistic anthropology.
Posted in Social Science

Anthropological Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language and languages

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Language and Social Relations

Author: Asif Agha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 427

View: 5357

Provides a way of accounting for the relationship between language and a variety of social phenomena.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

View: 7321

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
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A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997265

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 7965

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture. Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology
Posted in Social Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

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The Handbook of Language Socialization

Author: Alessandro Duranti,Elinor Ochs,Bambi B. Schieffelin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342886

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 4675

Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world
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The Anthropology of Numbers

Author: Thomas Crump

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

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Why do the Nuer stipulate forty cattle in brideprice? Why is the number ten so important in North American mythology? What does the anthropologist Clifford Geertz really mean to say when he talks about the correspondence of Balinese time cycles? Numbers play some part, often quite central, in almost all known cultures, yet until now the subject has never been examined in detail from an anthropological perspective. This book is the first attempt to find out how people in a wide range of diverse cultures and in different historical contexts, use and understand numbers. The opening chapters provide the basis for looking at the way numbers operate in different contexts, by looking at the logical, psychological and linguistic implications. The following eight chapters deal with specific themes: ethnoscience, politics, measurement, time, money, music, games and architecture. The final chapter relates such operations to social, economic and cultural factors.
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Fieldwork and Footnotes

Studies in the History of European Anthropology

Author: Hans Vermeulen,Arturo Alvarez Roldan,Arturo Alvarez Roldán

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415106559

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This book brings together 14 studies of the history of European anthropology from the 17th century onwards, each of which have great relevance for current debates within the discipline
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Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

Author: Richard Bauman,Joel Sherzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 501

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Classic case studies surveying the use, role and function of language and speech in social life.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349288

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 2948

Provides a linguistic foundation for students of all majors Assisted by numerous pedagogical aids, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics, 4/e explains all concepts in a systematic way making complex linguistic topics as easy to learn as possible. This introductory title covers the core topics of linguistics, providing the information and concepts that will allow students to understand more detailed and advanced treatments of linguistics. This student-friendly and well-balanced overview of the field of introductory linguistics pays special attention to linguistic anthropology and reveals the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and how issues of culture are relevant. Its workbook format contains well-constructed exercises in every chapter that allow students to practice key concepts.
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The Social Origins of Language

Author: Daniel Dor,Chris Knight,Jerome Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 019966532X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

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This book presents a new perspective on the origins of language, and highlights the key role of social and cultural dynamics in driving language evolution. It considers, among other questions, the role of gesture in communication, mimesis, play, dance, and song in extant hunter-gatherer communities, and the time-frame for language evolution.
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Cultural foundations of education

Author: Young Pai,Susan A. Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130852557

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This thought-provoking book examines education as a cultural phenomenon and explores the implications of this perspective on schooling, multicultural education, educational development, and the process of teaching and learning. The authors combine the concepts of anthropology, education, schooling, teaching, and learning into an insightful introduction to the study of the cultural basis of education. Key topics include conflict between core and youth values, minority languages in the classroom, contemporary analysis of the IQ issues, recent school reform efforts, a new look at approaches to multicultural education, the postmodern conception of childhood and its educational implications, a discussion of performance assessment, communication and learning styles, and intercultural communication and competence. For teachers or any individuals interested in the relationship between social context and educational issues.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957420

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Research News

Author: University of Michigan. Office of Research Administration

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

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