Short description Linguistic Anthropology is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology, and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. Editor Alessandro Duranti's extensive introduction provides an original perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most compelling issues. Revised and updated, this second edition contains eight new articles on speech communities, the power and performance of language, and narratives, among others.
From the contents Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Part I: Ideal and Real Speech Communities
Part II: The Performance of Language: Events, Genres, and Narratives
Part III: Language Socialization and Literacy Practices