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Language, Culture, and Society

Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology

Language, Culture, and Society by Christine Jourdan
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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.
Cambridge University Press; May 2006
325 pages; ISBN 9780511166631
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Title: Language, Culture, and Society
Author: Christine Jourdan; Kevin Tuite
 
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051116663X
9780511166631
9780521849418