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Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introductionto Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study oflanguage in real-life social contexts around the world through thecontemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.

  • A highly accessible introduction to the study of language inreal-life social contexts around the world
  • Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edgecontemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge inlinguistics or anthropology
  • Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considersfuture directions for the field
  • Covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, andethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children andadults; language death and revitalization; performance; languageand thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism andglobalization

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