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Anthropological linguistics : an introduction

Author: William A Foley
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1997.
Series: Language in society, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book
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Starts from a theoretical viewpoint of both language and culture as conventionalized forms of situated practice and uses this as a unifying framework to cover the topics normally treated under the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Foley
ISBN: 0631151214 9780631151210 0631151222 9780631151227
OCLC Number: 246712387
Description: XVII, 495 Seiten.
Contents: Preface.Part I: Introduction:1. Introduction.Part II: The Evolution of Language:2. The Evolution of Language.Part III: Universalism: Innate Constraints of Mind:3. Mind, Universals and the Sensible World.4. Structuralism.5. Cognitive Anthropology.6. Kinship.7. Color.Part IV: Relativism: Cultural and Linguistic Constraints on Mind:8. On Relativist Understanding.9. Models and Metaphors.10. Linguistic Relativity and the Boasian Tradition.11. Space.12. Classifiers.Part V: The Ethnography of Speaking:13. Speaking as a Culturally Constructed Act: A Few Examples.14. Politeness, Face and the Linguistic Construction of Personhood.15. Language and Gender.16. Language and Social Position.17. Language and Socialisation.18. Genre: Poetics, Ritual Languages and Verbal Art.Part VI: Culture and Language Change:19. Contact Induced Language Change.20. Standard Language and Linguistic Engineering.21. Literacy.References.Index.
Series Title: Language in society, 24.
Responsibility: William A. Foley.

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"Foley's book illustrates quite convincingly that 'Linguistics without anthropology is sterile, anthropology without linguistics is blind'(Hockett 1973: 675)" Gunter Senft, Max-Planck-Institute for Read more...

 
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