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Dimensions: 9. While providing a thorough review of materials that reflect the major contributions to the field, the authors are keenly aware of the roll that language plays in a globalizing world. Material that is significant in scope and depth is masterfully rendered in digestible yet substantive elements. However, non-specialists will also find the text interesting; copious examples and sidebars portray the field as an ideal multidisciplinary bridge. Communication scholars, in particular, will find the text enlarges their conception of their own work. It is easily readable, and of a length suitable for a one-semester introductory course.

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Dimensions: 9. While providing a thorough review of materials that reflect the major contributions to the field, the authors are keenly aware of the roll that language plays in a globalizing world. Material that is significant in scope and depth is masterfully rendered in digestible yet substantive elements. However, non-specialists will also find the text interesting; copious examples and sidebars portray the field as an ideal multidisciplinary bridge. Communication scholars, in particular, will find the text enlarges their conception of their own work.

It is easily readable, and of a length suitable for a one-semester introductory course. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to learn how the study of language informs us about human characteristics, history, and society.

The book is systematic and very accessible. It covers most of what is relevant in the field, for which it certainly is to be highly recommended. The revised and updated sixth edition features: A greatly expanded discussion of the sociocultural context of language, including a new chapter on gender and a thoroughly revised and broadened chapter on race, ethnicity, and class End-of-chapter resource manuals and study guides with key terms, questions for discussion, group and individual projects, objective study questions and problems with answers , and suggestions for further reading Additional exercises on phonetics and syntax that reflect contemporary research A global perspective and a focus on transnational and multilingual anthropology Expanded sections on written languages and theoretical and historical perspectives of linguistic anthropology.

Alexander, University of North Carolina Wilmington "A major introduction and overview to the reborn field of linguistic anthropology. A specialist in Native American languages and folklore, he is the author, with his wife, Joy, of Native Americans of the Southwest. James Stanlaw is professor of anthropology at Illinois State University. His areas of interest include linguistic anthropology, cognitive anthropology, language and culture contact, and Japan and Southeast Asia. Nobuko Adachi is associate professor of anthropology at Illinois State University.

Her interests include language and transnationalism, ethnohistory, and ethnic studies. About the Author Zdenek Salzmann, a native of Prague, is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University.

Most helpful customer reviews 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. This book explains linguistic anthropology very easily. The review questions at the end of every By Sandy Tran This book explains linguistic anthropology very easily. The review questions at the end of every chapter also help explain things oyu may have missed. Four Stars Interesting book. Used it for my class in college. See all 2 customer reviews

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How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since , many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries on the legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas.

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This guide to the Native Americans of the Southwest is a concise but comprehensive introduction that gives readers a sound anthropological and historical background to the area and fosters an appreciation of the Native American peoples who continu Recensioner i media Praise for the Sixth Edition: "This text fits well into introductory courses in anthropology and communication studies. While providing a thorough review of materials that reflect the major contributions to the field, the authors are keenly aware of the roll that language plays in a globalizing world. Material that is significant in scope and depth is masterfully rendered in digestible yet substantive elements.

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