COVID-19 Alert: NU Libraries are changing hours and offering remote access to library resources, services, and expertise to support online classes beginning March 24, 2020. More details COVID 19.


Description full

Return to search results

Full view:
AuthorJourdan, Christine
TitleLanguage, culture, and society:key topics in linguistic anthropology
Type of publicatione-Books
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 310 p.)
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2006
SeriesStudies in the social and cultural foundations of language,23
BibliographyIncludes bibliographical references (p. 257-300) and index
Subjectlanguage and culture
GenreScientific literature/Ғылыми әдебиет/Научная литература
SummaryLanguage, 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.
ContentsIntroduction: Walking through walls / Christine Jourdan, Kevin Tuite --
1.An issue about language / Charles Taylor --
2.Linguistic relativities / John Leavitt --
3.Benjamin Lee Whorf and the Boasian foundations of contemporary ethnolinguistics / Regna Darnell --
4.Cognitive anthropology / Penny Brown --
5.Methodological issues in cross-language color naming / Paul Kay --
6.Pidgins and creoles genesis: an anthropological offering / Christine Jourdan --
7.Bilingualism / Monica Heller --
8.The impact of language socialization on grammatical development / Elinor Ochs, Bambi Schieffelin --
9.Intimate grammars: anthropological and psychoanalytic accounts of language, gender, and desire / Elizabeth Povinelli --
10.Maximizing ethnopoetics: fine-tuning anthropological experience / Paul Friedrich --
11.Interpreting language variation and change / Kevin Tuite --
References --
URL to description