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Author Salzmann, Zdeněk.

Title Language, culture, and society : an introduction to linguistic anthropology / Zdenek Salzmann
Edition Third edition
Published Boulder, Colo. ; Oxford : Westview, [2004]
©2004

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Description xi, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- List of Illustrations ix -- Preface to the Second Edition xi -- Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Edition xiii -- 1 Introducing Linguistic Anthropology 1 -- Anthropology, Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology, 3 -- The Fieldwork Component, 4 -- The Beginnings of Modern Linguistic Anthropology, 11 -- Modern Myths Concerning Languages, 12 -- Summary and Conclusions, 16 -- Suggestions for Further Reading, 16 -- 2 Communication and Speech 17 -- Communication and Its Channels, 18 -- Communication Among Social Insects, 19 -- Communication Among Nonhuman Primates and Other Vertebrates, 22 -- Design Features of Language, 25 -- Language Acquisition, 29 -- Language and the Brain, 35 -- Summary and Conclusions, 37 -- Suggestions for Further Reading, 38 -- 3 Language and Culture 39 -- The Stimulus of Sapir's Writings, 40 -- The Whorf Hypothesis of Linguistic Relativity and Linguistic Determinism, 42 -- Language, Culture, and Worldview: A Relationship Reconsidered, 45 -- Ethnoscience, 56 -- Summary and Conclusions, 64 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 65 -- 4 The Structure of Language: Phonology 66 -- The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, 68 -- Articulation of Speech Sounds, 70 -- Prosodic Features, 75 -- From Phones to Phonemes, 76 -- Phonemes of English, 79 -- Comparative Phonology, 79 -- Etics and Emics, 81 -- Summary and Conclusions, 84 -- Chapter Appendix: Distinctive Features and Phonological Rules, 84 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 86 -- Problems, 86 -- 5 Structure of Words and Sentences 89 -- Morphemes and Allomorphs, 90 -- Morphological Processes, 93 -- Morphophonemics, 95 -- Syntax: The Sentence Patterns, 96 -- Semantics, 100 -- Transformational-generative Grammar, 103 -- Summary and Conclusions, 106 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 108 -- Problems, 108 -- 6 Language Origins 112 -- Early Theories, 112 -- When Does a Communication System Become Language? 114 -- Milestones in Human Evolution, 115 -- Blending and Duality of Patterning, 118 -- Monogenesis Versus Polygenesis, 122 -- Estimating the Age of Language: Linguistic Considerations, 123 -- Estimating the Age of Language: View from Cultural Prehistory, 125 -- Evidence from Anatomy, 126 -- The Gestural Theory of Language Origin, 129 -- Summary and Conclusions, 130 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 132 -- 7 Language Through Time 133 -- Language Changes: English a Thousand Years Ago, 133 -- Internal and External Changes, 136 -- How and Why Sound Changes Occur, 139 -- Reconstructing Protolanguages, 142 -- Reconstructing the Ancestral Homeland, 145 -- Reconstructing a Protoculture, 148 -- Dating the Past: Glottochronology, 153 -- Time Perspective in Culture, 156 -- How Languages Are Classified, 158 -- Summary and Conclusions, 161 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 162 -- 8 Language Variation 164 -- Idiolects, Dialects, and Styles, 165 -- Multilingualism, Diglossia, and Code-switching, 168 -- Pidgins, 173 -- From Pidgins to Creoles, 174 -- African-American English: Its Use and Characteristics, 177 -- How African-American English Came About, 181 -- African-American English: Myths and Facts, 182 -- Men-of-words, 186 -- The World of Languages, 187 -- [[[Endangered Languages and Language Death]]] -- Summary and Conclusions, 188 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 190 -- 9 Language in Its Social Context 192 -- Taboo Words, Politeness, and Deference, 193 -- Forms of Address and Greeting, 196 -- Linguistic Etiquette of the Javanese People, 200 -- Speech and Gender, 201 -- Sexual Bias in Language, 205 -- Linguistic Variation in a Plural Society, 207 -- Sociolinguistic Change, 209 -- Summary and Conclusions, 213 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 215 -- 10 Ethnography of Communication 216 -- Speech Community and Related Concepts, 217 -- Units of Speech Behavior, 218 -- Components of Communication: Participants and Setting, 220 -- Components of Communication: Purpose, Channels, Codes, and Message Content and Form, 221 -- Components of Communication: Genres, Key, Rules of Interaction, and Norms of Interpretation, 223 -- Subanun Drinking Talk, 225 -- Attitudes Toward the Use of Speech, 226 -- Recent Trends in the Ethnography of Speaking, 229 -- Summary and Conclusions, 231 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 231 -- 11 Nonverbal Communication and Writing 233 -- Paralinguistics, Kinesics, and Proxemics, 234 -- Whistle and Drum "Languages," 237 -- Sign Languages, 240 -- The Origins of Writing, 245 -- Types of Writing Systems, 246 -- Writing and Printing, 251 -- Decipherment, 252 -- Ethnography of Writing, 253 -- Summary and Conclusions, 255 -- Suggestions for Further Reading, 255 -- 12 Oral Folklore and Spoken Art 257 -- Collecting and Classifying Traditional Narratives, 258 -- Oral Folklore: The Functional Approach, 260 -- In Search of Structure, 262 -- Oral Folklore as Performance, 266 -- Studies of Discourse, 270 -- Creative Use of Language, 272 -- Summary and Conclusions, 274 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 276 -- 13 Linguistic Anthropology in the Contemporary World 278 -- [[[Inter]]]cultural Communication, 279 -- Applications in Legal Proceedings, 280 -- Language Planning, 285 -- Language Maintenance and Reinforcement, 286 -- Ethical Questions and Standards of Conduct, 289 -- Summary and Conclusions, 291 -- Notes and Suggestions for Further Reading, 292 -- Glossary 293 -- Bibliography 297 -- Answers to Problems 320 -- Languages Mentioned in the Text (map) 322 -- Index 326
Notes Previous ed.: 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthropological linguistics.
LC no. 2003006173
ISBN 0813340012 cased
0813340020 paperback