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Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction

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This is a textbook for courses in language and culture for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It starts from a theoretical viewpoint of both language and culture as conventionalised forms of situated practice and uses this as a unifying framework to cover the full range of topics normally treated under the rubric of language and culture. An important orientating strand in the book is the tension between innatist or universalist versus relativist approaches to anthropological linguistic phenomena: various topics like kinship, colour, classifiers or the effects of literacy are discussed from these contrasting viewpoints to provide a richer understanding of their implications. The book is organised so that in a modular way individual instructors may use or omit sections to fit into their overall teaching design.

Paperback. Used, very good condition.

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Author(s):
William A. Foley
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997 (reprinted in 2000)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0631151222
ISBN-13:
9780631151227
Number of pages:
495
Publisher:
Blackwell
Title:
Anthropological Linguistics

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This is a textbook for courses in language and culture for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It starts from a theoretical viewpoint of both language and culture as conventionalised forms of situated practice and uses this as a unifying framework to cover the full range of topics normally treated under the rubric of language and culture. An important orientating strand in the book is the tension between innatist or universalist versus relativist approaches to anthropological linguistic phenomena: various topics like kinship, colour, classifiers or the effects of literacy are discussed from these contrasting viewpoints to provide a richer understanding of their implications. The book is organised so that in a modular way individual instructors may use or omit sections to fit into their overall teaching design.

Paperback. Used, very good condition.

Author(s):
William A. Foley
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997 (reprinted in 2000)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0631151222
ISBN-13:
9780631151227
Number of pages:
495
Publisher:
Blackwell
Title:
Anthropological Linguistics

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