Living Language by Laura M. Ahearn
An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

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Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the worldCombines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropologyProvides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the fieldCovers key topics such as: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children and adults; language death and revitalization; performance; language and thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization
 

About Laura M. Ahearn

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Laura M. Ahearn is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, USA. She is the author of Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal.
 
Published April 20, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 368 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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