Living Language

1st Edition

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Laura M. Ahearn
eISBN-13: 9781444340532

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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

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ISBNs 1405124415, 1444340530, 9781405124416, 9781444340532
Language eng
Number of Pages 368
Edition 1st