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By Alessandro Duranti

A spouse to Linguistic Anthropology presents a sequence of in-depth explorations of key thoughts and methods through the various students whose paintings constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the modern examine of language as tradition.

  • Provides a definitive evaluation of the sphere of linguistic anthropology, made out of unique contributions by means of best students within the field
  • Summarizes previous and modern study around the box and is meant to spur scholars and students to pursue new paths within the coming decades
  • Includes a complete bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a source for somebody looking a consultant to the literature of linguistic anthropology

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African-American English: Structure, History and Use (pp. 110–153). London and New York: Routledge. , and Wenger, E. (1991). Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lyons, J. (1981). Language and Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Massey, D. , and Denton, N. A. (1993). American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press. Mercer, K. (1994). Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies.

Hence, in practice, register stereotypes and standards are never replicated perfectly over a population of speakers. 2 Social asymmetries All speakers of a language do not acquire competence in all of its registers during the normal course of language socialization. 2003 1:28pm page 29 REG I ST ERS OF L AN G UA GE 29 etiquette, only individuals born into privileged circumstances tend to acquire competence over the most elaborate locutions. In the case of registers of scientific discourse competence over technical terminologies typically requires years of specialized schooling.

NOTES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Of course concepts like mutual intelligibility and meaning are complex in and of themselves. The point here is that speech communities are also political and historical sites where social meaning is intrinsic in talk. See Bucholtz and Hall (this volume) and Mercer (1994) for discussion of identity coming into question when it is in crisis. g. Wilson 1987, 1996; Massey and Denton 1993). In speech communities where there is multiple contact across social class, status, and sometimes national origin, local ideologies of language often reflect heteroglossia (Bakhtin 1981), the shifting of styles or linguistic codes that exist within and often among communities.

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