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Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More


Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Alexandra Jaffe (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331646
eISBN:
9780199867974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

All communication involves acts of stance, in which speakers take up positions vis-à-vis the expressive, referential, interactional, and social implications of their speech. This book brings together ... More


Sustaining the Nation: The Making and Moving of Language and Nation

Monica Heller, Lindsay A. Bell, Michelle Daveluy, Mireille McLaughlin, and Hubert Noël

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199947195
eISBN:
9780190267391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947195.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is an ethnography of labor mobility and its challenges to the idea of the nation. Using the example of francophone Canada, it examines how social difference (race, ethnicity, language, ... More


Computation, Interpretation, and Mediation

Paul Kockelman

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter shows the fundamental importance of ideas from computer science to the concerns of linguistic anthropology (and to the concerns of culture-rich and context-sensitive approaches to ... More


Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Graciela S. Cabana and Jeffery J. Clark (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

All too often, anthropologists study specific facets of human migration without guidance from the other subdisciplines (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics) ... More


Scouse: A Social and Cultural History

Tony Crowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318399
eISBN:
9781846317781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317781
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Nowhere in Britain is more closely associated with a form of language than Liverpool. Yet the history of language in Liverpool has been obscured by misrepresentation and myth–making, and narratives ... More


Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Courtney Handman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as “the body of ... More


Cutting Words: Linguistic Anthropology

Doug Bailey

in Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of recent and current work in linguistic anthropology, particularly in the ways in which different extant language groups talk (and thus think) about the ... More


From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes gendered forms of language use in several different gay male subcultures. The subcultures considered include drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and ... More


The Paradox of Charismatic Catholicism: Rupture and Continuity in a Q’eqchi’-Maya Parish

Eric Hoenes del Pinal

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Coupling Catholic doctrine with ‘ecstatic’ forms of worship more often associated with Pentecostal/Charismatic forms of  Protestantism, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM) has seen rapid ... More


Many Voices, One Nation

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The conclusion reflects on how a politics of difference and belonging—and the idea of indigenous social authenticity more broadly—is negotiated by Diné citizens. Focusing on the language fluency ... More


Conclusion

Sonia N. Das

in Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190461775
eISBN:
9780190461805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461775.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes the major findings of the book. First, the conclusion reiterates the point that Anglo-Franco conflicts in South Asia and North America have motivated other linguistic ... More


Meanings are useful

N. J. Enfield

in The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This conclusion discusses the idea of ‘utility’ in linguistic meaning, distinguishing the utility of the referent of a word from the utility of the word itself. This is argued to be a vitally ... More


Cutting Absolute Worlds: Grounded Frames of Reference

Doug Bailey

in Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter presents the work of cultural anthropologist Tim Ingold (on grounded and ungrounded being) and of linguistic anthropologist Stephen Levinson (on spatial frames of reference). Both ... More


Disrupting Agents, Distributing Agency

Charles H. P. Zuckerman

in Distributed Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

What caused something is often the subject of discussion, debate, and interpretation. With a focus on literal agents of disruption—hecklers on the pétanque courts of Laos—this chapter puts the ... More


Self-Styling

Lily Chumley

in Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the pedagogical forms through which students who matriculate to art academies after years of highly technical test prep are taught to practice creativity and “find themselves.” ... More


The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

N. J. Enfield

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book uses semantic and pragmatic case studies to argue that the anthropocentric and culture-grounded nature of language is a product of its social utility. It brings together several key strands ... More


Introduction

Jonathan L. Ready

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter aims to convince Homerists and their fellow travelers in classical studies that they will find this entire book of value and to persuade those with interests in comparative literature, ... More


Enemies, Parasites, and Noise

Paul Kockelman

in The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by outlining some common properties of channels, infrastructure, and institutions. It connects and critiques the assumptions and interventions of three influential intellectual ... More


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