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The ethnography of communication : an introduction

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1989.
Series: Language in society (Oxford, England), 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Deals with how and why language is used, and how its use varies in different cultures. Presents the essential terms and concepts developed by Dell Hymes.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Saville-Troike
ISBN: 0631166785 9780631166788 0631127259 9780631127253
OCLC Number: 18909605
Description: 315 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. Basic Terms, Concepts, and Issues --
3. Varieties of Language --
4. The Analysis of Communicative Events --
5. Contrasts in Patterns of Communication --
6. Attitudes toward Communicative Performance --
7. Acquisition of Communicative Competence --
8. Politeness, Power, and Politics --
9. Conclusion --
References --
Index of Languages --
General Index.
Series Title: Language in society (Oxford, England), 3.
Responsibility: Muriel Saville-Troike.
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