A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology
 

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture. Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology.

Table of contents :

Contents……Page 6
Synopsis of Contents……Page 8
Preface……Page 14
Acknowledgments……Page 16
Notes on Contributors……Page 17
PART I: Speech Communities, Contact, and Variation……Page 22
1 Speech Community……Page 24
2 Registers of Language……Page 44
3 Language Contact and Contact Languages……Page 67
4 Codeswitching……Page 94
5 Diversity, Hierarchy, and Modernity in Pacific Island Communities……Page 116
6 The Value of Linguistic Diversity: Viewing Other Worlds through North American Indian Languages……Page 142
7 Variation in Sign Languages……Page 162
PART II: The Performing of Language……Page 188
8 Conversation as a Cultural Activity……Page 190
9 Gesture……Page 218
10 Participation……Page 243
11 Literacy Practices across Learning Contexts……Page 266
12 Narrative Lessons……Page 290
13 Poetry……Page 311
14 Vocal Anthropology: From the Music of Language to the Language of Song……Page 342
PART III: Achieving Subjectivities and Intersubjectivities through Language……Page 368
15 Language Socialization……Page 370
16 Language and Identity……Page 390
17 Misunderstanding……Page 416
18 Language and Madness……Page 435
19 Language and Religion……Page 452
PART IV: The Power in Language……Page 470
20 Agency in Language……Page 472
21 Language and Social Inequality……Page 495
22 Language Ideologies……Page 517
General Bibliography……Page 539
A……Page 627
B……Page 628
C……Page 629
D……Page 631
F……Page 632
G……Page 633
H……Page 634
J……Page 635
L……Page 636
M……Page 638
N……Page 639
P……Page 640
R……Page 641
S……Page 642
T……Page 644
W……Page 645
Z……Page 646