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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
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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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