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The Ethnography of Communication

An Introduction

The Ethnography of Communication by Muriel Saville-Troike
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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.
Wiley; April 2008
338 pages; ISBN 9780470758229
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Title: The Ethnography of Communication
Author: Muriel Saville-Troike
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