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Language, Society, and Culture

Language, Society, and Culture

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551303475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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Language is the core of human culture - anthropologists have always put it at the centre of their agenda. So too have many linguists. The amalgam of the two disciplines, anthropological linguistics, aims to document and examine how language mirrors social structure and culture-specific thought patterns. Language, Society, and Culture provides a concrete method for studying the relation between language and society. Intended for use in introductory-level courses in linguistics that adopt a cultural focus, this text is also suitable for supplementary use in more theoretical linguistics courses. Written in Danesi's accessible and engaging style, highlighting the fascinating and vital work going on in anthropological linguistics, this book will also appeal to a broad audience of language students, scholars, and enthusiasts.

Language, Culture, and Society

Language, Culture, and Society

Author: Zdenek Salzmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780813349558

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, 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. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Language, Culture, and Society

Language, Culture, and Society

Author: James Stanlaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780813350738

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, 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. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Language, Literature and Culture in a Multilingual Society

Language, Literature and Culture in a Multilingual Society

Author: Ozo-mekuri Ndimele

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789785431193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1128

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The papers here were selected from presentations made at the 24th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) which held at Bayero University Kano. The book contains seventy-seven (77) papers addressing various issues in linguistics, literature and cultures in Nigeria. The book is organized into four sections, as follows: Section One Language and Society; Section Two Applied Linguistics; Section Three Literature, Culture, Stylistics and Gender Studies and Section Four Formal Linguistics.

Language Policy Evaluation and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Language Policy Evaluation and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Author: F. Grin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230502666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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This book proposes an innovative treatment of minority language policies, by looking at them as policy options that can be methodically evaluated. The author applies the analytical concepts and technical tools of policy analysis to guide the reader through a step-by-step application of notions such as effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, with particular reference to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The thrust of this book is deeply interdisciplinary, and links the evaluation exercise to sociolinguistic, political and legal considerations.

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Author: Hüseyin İçen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for, and rapid development in, the learning and teaching of Asian languages as a foreign language throughout the world. Many governments recognize that Asian languages are of strategic economic importance, and thus they are now offered as a foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions. This book contains chapters written by different authors from several countries on key issues and problems in the teaching of the Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Japanese and Malaysian languages, and some comparative studies. The contributors here explore future directions in the teaching of Asian languages in the 21st century. The ten chapters of the book have been prepared by the authors using the scholarly papers they presented at the Second International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (ADES), which was held on 3–4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, under the title of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century”.

Semiotics of Culture

Semiotics of Culture

Author: Irene Portis Winner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110823134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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"The bulk of the essays in this collection were presented, in condensed form, at a symposium ... held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, in Houston, on December 1, 1977"--P. [1].

Language, Culture, and Society

Language, Culture, and Society

Author: Christine Jourdan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139452519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Language, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge? How do children learn to use language appropriately? What factors determine language choice in bi- and multilingual communities? How far does language contribute to the formation of our personalities? And finally, in what ways does language make us human? Language, Culture and Society will be essential reading for all those interested in language and its crucial role in our social lives.

Language, Society, and New Media

Language, Society, and New Media

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Language, Society, and New Media uses an interdisciplinary approach, integrating frameworks from sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology and emerging strands of research on language and new media, to demonstrate the relationship between language, society, thought, and culture to students with little to no background in linguistics. Couched in this integrative "e-sociolinguistic" approach, each chapter covers the significant topics in this area, including language structures, language and cognition, and language variation and change, to elucidate this relationship, while also extending the purview of the field to encompass forms of new media, including Facebook and Twitter. Discussions are supported by a wealth of pedagogical features, including sidebars, activities and assignments, and a comprehensive glossary. In Language, Society, and New Media, Marcel Danesi explores the dynamic connections between language, society, thought, and culture and how they continue to evolve in today’s rapidly changing digital world, ideal for students in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

Korean Language in Culture and Society

Korean Language in Culture and Society

Author: Ho-min Sohn

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824826949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

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The first volume of its kind to treat specifically the critical role of language in Korean culture and society. An introductory chapter provides the framework of the volume, defining language, culture, and society and their interrelatedness and presenting an overview of the Korean language vis-à-vis its culture and society from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives.