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A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture.
Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field
Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades
Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology
Table of contents
Introduction: Alessandro Duranti.
List of Contributors.
Part I: Speech Communities, Contact and Variation.
Part II: The Performing of Language.
Part III: Achieving Subjectivities and Intersubjectivities Through Language.
Part IV: The Power In Language.
About the author
Alessandro Duranti is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture at UCLA. His books include From Grammar to Politics: Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village (1994), Linguistic Anthropology (1997), Key Terms in Language and Culture (2001), and Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader (editor, 2001). In 1999 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the UCLA Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a former president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and former editor of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. In 2001 Duranti received the American Anthropological Association/Mayfield Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.