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Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

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Editors: Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Judith Irvine, Joel Kuipers, Don Kulick, John Lucy, Elinor Ochs, Bambi Schieffelin, Michael Silverstein

Linguistic anthropologists seek to understand the social and cultural character of language: they investigate socioculturally grounded 'meanings' and 'functions' of linguistic forms, and the variations in language usage across cultures. Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language publishes monographs and edited collections that make substantive ethnographic and theoretical contributions to this growing subfield of anthropology. The books are aimed at scholars in the sociology and anthropology of language, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics and socioculturally informed psycholinguistics.

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There are 54 books in this series...

[25] Language and Emotion

  • James M. Wilce
  • Paperback | Published May 2009
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[25] Language and Emotion

  • James M. Wilce
  • Hardback | Published May 2009
  • $140.00

[5] Language Contact in a Plantation Environment

A Sociolinguistic History of Fiji

  • Jeff Siegel
  • Paperback | Published April 2009
  • $48.00

[24] Language and Social Relations

  • Asif Agha
  • Hardback | Published December 2006
  • $135.00

[24] Language and Social Relations

  • Asif Agha
  • Paperback | Published December 2006
  • $59.99

[23] Language, Culture, and Society

Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Edited by Christine Jourdan, Kevin Tuite
  • Paperback | Published June 2006
  • $59.99

[23] Language, Culture, and Society

Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Edited by Christine Jourdan, Kevin Tuite
  • Hardback | Published June 2006
  • $105.00

[10] Ku Waru

Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea

  • Francesca Merlan, Alan Rumsey
  • Paperback | Published April 2006
  • $94.99

[21] Voices of Modernity

Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality

  • Richard Bauman, Charles L. Briggs
  • Paperback | Published August 2003
  • $51.00

[21] Voices of Modernity

Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality

  • Richard Bauman, Charles L. Briggs
  • Hardback | Published August 2003
  • $134.00

[22] Literacy and Literacies

Texts, Power, and Identity

  • James Collins, Richard Blot
  • Paperback | Published June 2003
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[22] Literacy and Literacies

Texts, Power, and Identity

  • James Collins, Richard Blot
  • Hardback | Published June 2003
  • $119.99

[20] Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

  • Marcyliena Morgan
  • Paperback | Published August 2002
  • $44.99

[20] Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

  • Marcyliena Morgan
  • Hardback | Published August 2002
  • $125.00

[19] Shifting Languages

  • J. Joseph Errington
  • Hardback | Published January 1999
  • $135.00

[19] Shifting Languages

  • J. Joseph Errington
  • Paperback | Published January 1999
  • $54.99

[18] Language, Identity, and Marginality in Indonesia

The Changing Nature of Ritual Speech on the Island of Sumba

  • Joel C. Kuipers
  • Paperback | Published September 1998
  • $54.00

[18] Language, Identity, and Marginality in Indonesia

The Changing Nature of Ritual Speech on the Island of Sumba

  • Joel C. Kuipers
  • Hardback | Published September 1998
  • $114.00

[14] Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction

Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village

  • Don Kulick
  • Paperback | Published April 1997
  • $61.00

[17] Rethinking Linguistic Relativity

  • Edited by John J. Gumperz, Stephen C. Levinson
  • Paperback | Published July 1996
  • $79.99

[13] Grammatical Categories and Cognition

A Case Study of the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

  • John A. Lucy
  • Paperback | Published June 1996
  • $64.99

[16] Literacy, Emotion and Authority

Reading and Writing on a Polynesian Atoll

  • Niko Besnier
  • Hardback | Published August 1995
  • $110.00

[16] Literacy, Emotion and Authority

Reading and Writing on a Polynesian Atoll

  • Niko Besnier
  • Paperback | Published August 1995
  • $45.00

[15] Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse

  • Edited by Jane H. Hill, Judith T. Irvine
  • Paperback | Published June 1993
  • $44.99

[7] Investigating Obsolescence

Studies in Language Contraction and Death

  • Edited by Nancy C. Dorian
  • Paperback | Published September 1992
  • $64.99

[12] Language Diversity and Thought

A Reformulation of the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

  • John A. Lucy
  • Paperback | Published July 1992
  • $44.99

[11] Rethinking Context

Language as an Interactive Phenomenon

  • Edited by Alessandro Duranti, Charles Goodwin
  • Paperback | Published May 1992
  • $89.99

[10] Ku Waru

Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea

  • Francesca Merlan, Alan Rumsey
  • Hardback | Published March 1991
  • $154.99

[8] Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

2nd Edition

  • Edited by Richard Bauman, Joel Sherzer
  • Paperback | Published November 1989
  • $74.99

[7] Investigating Obsolescence

Studies in Language Contraction and Death

  • Edited by Nancy C. Dorian
  • Hardback | Published July 1989
  • $160.00

[6] Culture and Language Development

Language Acquisition and Language Socialization in a Samoan Village

  • Elinor Ochs
  • Paperback | Published August 1988
  • $44.99

[4] Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective

  • Edited by Susan U. Philips, Susan Steele, Christine Tanz
  • Paperback | Published June 1987
  • $49.99

[3] Language Socialization across Cultures

  • Edited by Bambi B. Schieffelin, Elinor Ochs
  • Paperback | Published February 1987
  • $54.99

[1] Learning How to Ask

A Sociolinguistic Appraisal of the Role of the Interview in Social Science Research

  • Charles L. Briggs
  • Paperback | Published July 1986
  • $49.99