The Ethnography of Communication: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, 15 d’abr. 2008 - 336 pàgines
The Ethnography of Communication presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.

  • Presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.
  • Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behavior in specific cultural settings.
  • Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.
  • Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analyzing patterns of communicative phenomena.
 

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Continguts

An Introduction 1 Introduction
1
An Introduction 2 Basic Terms Concepts and Issues
10
An Introduction 3 Varieties of Language
41
An Introduction 4 The Analysis of Communicative Events
88
An Introduction 5 Contrasts in Patterns of Communication
144
An Introduction 6 Attitudes toward Communicative Performance
183
An Introduction 7 Acquisition of Communicative Competence
214
An Introduction 8 Politeness Power and Politics
250
An Introduction 9 Conclusion
281
An Introduction References
285
An Introduction Index of Languages
317
An Introduction General Index
321
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Sobre l'autor (2008)

Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. She is author of Bilingual Children (1975), Foundations for Teaching English as a Second Language (1976), A Guide to Culture in the Classroom (1978), and co-editor of Perspectives on Silence (with Deborah Tannen, 1985).

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