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Living Language L Ahearn

Living Language By L Ahearn

Living Language by L Ahearn


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Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology is a clear and accessible exploration of the prominent theoretical issues in linguistic anthropology and a student-friendly introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world.

Living Language Summary

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology by L Ahearn

Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology. * A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world * Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology * Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field * Covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children and adults; language death and revitalization; performance; language and thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization

Living Language Reviews

...Laura Ahearn's Living Language stands out for its deft integration of disparate approaches to linguistic anthropology, highlighting the field's rich range of intellectual genealogies and contemporary innovations. This book is deserving of high praise for managing to capture the field's nuance and complexity, while doing so in a way that is accessible, timely, and of interest to both specialists and non-specialists alike. (Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 5 December 2014) Overall, this reviewer finds the book balanced, appreciable and well written. (Anthropological Notebooks, 1 October 2012) In conclusion, we strongly recommend the book for both undergraduate and graduate introductory courses. In conclusion, we strongly recommend the book for both undergraduate and graduate introductory courses. (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1 November 2012) It is a very useful as a library resource and for general readers, as it is well organized, clearly written, and supported with both classic and recent studies. Summing Up: Recommended. General and undergraduate libraries. (Choice, 1 January 2012)

About L Ahearn

Laura M. Ahearn is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA. She is the author of Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal.

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Language: Some Basic Questions. 1. The Socially Charged Life of Language. 2. The Research Process in Linguistic Anthropology. 3. Language Acquisition and Socialization. 4. Language, Thought, and Culture. Part II: Communities of Speakers, Hearers, Readers, and Writers. 5. Communities of Language Users. 6. Multilingualism and Globalization. 7. Literacy Practices. 8. Performance, Performativity, and the Constitution of Communities. Part III: Language, Power, and Social Differentiation. 9. Language and Gender. 10. Language, Race, and Ethnicity. 11. Language Death and Revitalization. 12. Conclusion: Language, Power, and Agency. Notes. References. Index.

Additional information

GOR007363669
9781405124416
1405124415
Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology by L Ahearn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
20110418
368
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