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Language, Culture, and Society By Zdenek Salzmann

Language, Culture, and Society by Zdenek Salzmann

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Now in its 6th edition, this engaging yet systematic introduction to the anthropology of language ranges broadly from basic concepts and methods to culture, cognition, and sociolinguistics, including expanded discussion of gender, race, and class.

Language, Culture, and Society Summary

Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology by Zdenek Salzmann

Since 1993, professors have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. The revised and updated sixth edition features:A greatly expanded discussion of the sociocultural context of language, including a new chapter on gender and a thoroughly revised and broadened chapter on race, ethnicity, and classEnd-of-chapter resource manuals and study guides with key terms, questions for discussion, group and individual projects, objective study questions and problems (with answers), and suggestions for further readingAdditional exercises on phonetics and syntax that reflect contemporary researchSidebars and boxes throughout the book that provide ethnographic detail and illustrate the practical experience of conducting linguistic researchA global perspective and a focus on transnational and multilingual anthropologyExpanded sections on written languages and theoretical and historical perspectives of linguistic anthropology.

Language, Culture, and Society Reviews

Praise for the Sixth Edition: "This text fits well into introductory courses in anthropology and communication studies. While providing a thorough review of materials that reflect the major contributions to the field, the authors are keenly aware of the roll that language plays in a globalizing world." --Pamela R. Frese, The College of Wooster "Language, Culture, and Society is a welcoming text regardless of the reader's background in linguistic anthropology. Material that is significant in scope and depth is masterfully rendered in digestible yet substantive elements. There is an art to maintaining conceptual rigor while deftly delivering profound ideas in readily grasped writing--an art that Salzmann, Stanlaw, and Adachi possess in great amounts." --William L. Alexander, University of North Carolina Wilmington "Language, Culture, and Society contains fascinating renderings of words and sounds from across the globe ... while mentioning no fewer than 146 languages throughout. However, non-specialists will also find the text interesting; copious examples and sidebars portray the field as an ideal multidisciplinary bridge. Communication scholars, in particular, will find the text enlarges their conception of their own work." --Communication Research Trends Praise for Previous Editions:

About Zdenek Salzmann

Zdenek Salzmann, a native of Prague, is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University. A specialist in Native American languages and folklore, he is the author, with his wife, Joy, of Native Americans of the Southwest.James Stanlaw is professor of anthropology at Illinois State University. His areas of interest include linguistic anthropology, cognitive anthropology, language and culture contact, and Japan and Southeast Asia. He is the author of Japanese English: Language and Culture Contact.Nobuko Adachi is associate professor of anthropology at Illinois State University. Her interests include language and transnationalism, ethnohistory, and ethnic studies. She is the author of Japanese Diasporas: Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents, and Uncertain Futures.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Linguistic Anthropology Chapter 2. Methods of Linguistic Anthropology Chapter 3. "Nuts and Bolts" Linguistic Anthropology I: Language is Sound Chapter 4. "Nuts and Bolts" Linguistic Anthropology II: Structure of Words and Sentences Chapter 5. Communicating Nonverbally Chapter 6. The Development and Evolution of Language: Language Birth, Language Growth, and Language Death Chapter 7. Acquiring Language(s): Life with First Languages, Second Languages, and More Chapter 8. Language through Time Chapter 9. Languages in Variation and Languages in Contact Chapter 10. Ethnography of Communication Chapter 11. Culture as Cognition, Culture as Categorization: Meaning and Language in the Conceptual World Chapter 12. Language, Culture, and Thought Chapter 13. Language, Identity, and Ideology I: Variations in Gender Chapter 14. Language, Identity, and Ideology II: Variations in Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality Chapter 15. Linguistic Anthropology in the Globalized World Glossary Bibliography Languages Mentioned in the Text and Their Locations (map) Index

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