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Languages and publics : the making of authority

Author: Susan Gal; Kathryn Ann Woolard; American Anthropological Association. Meeting
Publisher: Manchester : St. Jerome Publishing, 2001.
Series: Encounters (St. Jerome Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the public construction of languages, the linguistic construction of publics, and the relationship between these two processes. This title examines cases ranging from small-scale societies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Languages and publics.
Manchester : St. Jerome Pub., 2001
(OCoLC)606905396
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Gal; Kathryn Ann Woolard; American Anthropological Association. Meeting
ISBN: 1900650428 9781900650427 1900650436 9781900650434
OCLC Number: 49783794
Notes: Based on a special issue of the journal Pragmatics, v. 5, no. 2, 1995 and on papers presented at the 92nd annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, held in Washington, D.C. 1993.
Description: 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Constructing languages and publics: authority and representation / Susan Gal and Kathryn A. Woolard --
Family romance of colonial linguistics: gender and family in nineteenth-century representations of African languages / Judith T. Irvine --
Linguistic theories and national images in nineteenth-century Hungary / Susan Gal --
Representing Native American oral narrative: the textual practices of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft / Richard Bauman --
From the meaning of meaning to the empires of the mind: Ogden's orthological English / Michael Silverstein --
Mock Spanish: covert racisn and the (leaky) boundary between public and private spheres / Jane H. Hill --
State speeches for peripheral publics in Java / Joseph Errington --
Creating evidence: making sense of written words in Bosavi / Bambi B. Schieffelin --
Outlaw language: creating alternative public spheres in Basque free radio / Jacqueline Urla --
Circulating the people / Benjamin Lee.
Series Title: Encounters (St. Jerome Publishing)
Other Titles: Pragmatics (Journal)
Responsibility: edited by Susan Gal and Kathryn A. Woolard.

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