Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Alessandro Duranti introduces linguistic anthropology as an interdisciplinary field which studies language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. The theories and methods of linguistic anthropology are introduced through a discussion of linguistic diversity, grammar in use, the role of speaking in social interaction, the organisation and meaning of conversational structures, and the notion of participation as a unit of analysis. Linguistic Anthropology will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Anthropology of Intentions


Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 4036

This multidisciplinary study explores how people make sense of each other's actions.

Key Terms in Language & Culture


Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631226666

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Key Terms in Language and Culture is a new collection of 75 short original essays written by leading scholars in linguistic anthropology and related fields, and covering the major issues in the contemporary study of language and culture. Together these essays provide a lexicon of language from an anthropological perspective. Each essay includes a brief description of a key concept, the issues associated with the concept, and the major contributions to its study. There is a set of suggested readings at the end of each essay that provides readers with a good starting point for a further study.

The Handbook of Linguistics


Author: Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119072271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 712

View: 4748

This second edition of The Handbook of Linguistics provides an updated and timely overview of the field of linguistics. The editor’s broad definition of the field ensures that the book may be read by those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject, but with little or no prior knowledge of the area. Building on the popular first edition, this new edition features new and revised content reflecting advances within the discipline. New chapters expand the already broad coverage of the Handbook to address and take account of key changes within the field in the intervening years. It explores: psycholinguistics, linguistic anthropology and ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistic theory, language variation and second language pedagogy. With contributions from a global team of leading linguists, this comprehensive and accessible volume is the ideal resource for those engaged in study and work within the dynamic field of linguistics.

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Theory and Method


Author: James Paul Gee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415328609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. In this book, James Paul Gee introduces the field and presents his unique integrated approach to it. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the author presents both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research. Clearly structured and written in a highly accessible style, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis incorporates perspectives from a variety of approaches and disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, psychology, anthropology and communication to help students and scholars from a range of backgrounds to formulate their own views on discourse and engage in their own discourse analysis. The second edition has been completely revised and updated and contains substantial new material and examples of oral and written language, ranging from group discussions with children, adults, students and teachers to conversations, interviews, academic texts and policy documents.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics


Author: Ronald Wardhaugh,Janet M. Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 8526

Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today’s students. • Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book’s four key parts reflect the state of the field today • Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education • Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology • Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives • Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts • New companion website includes links and resources for students

Interview Intervention

Communication That Gets You Hired: a Milewalk Business Book


Author: Andrew LaCivita

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452547039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 4944

If you are interviewing with a company, you are likely qualified for the job. Through the mere action of conducting the interview, the employer essentially implies this. So why is it difficult to secure the job you love? Because there are three reasons you actually get the job—none of which are your qualifications— and, unfortunately, you can only control one of them. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION creates awareness of these undetected reasons that pose difficulty for the job-seeker and permeate to the interviewer, handicapping the employer’s ability to secure the best talent. It teaches interview participants to use effective interpersonal communication techniques aimed at overcoming these obstacles. It guides job-seekers through the entire interview process to ensure they get hired. It teaches interviewers to extract the most relevant information to make sound hiring decisions. iNTERVIEW INTERVENTION will become your indispensable guide to: ? Create self-awareness to ensure you understand the job you want before—not after—the fact. ? Conduct research to surface critical employer information. ? Share compelling stories that include the six key qualities that make them believable and memorable. ? Respond successfully to the fourteen most effective interview questions. ? Sell yourself and gather intelligence through effective question asking. ? Close the interview to ensure the interviewer wants to hire you.

Anthropological Linguistics

An Introduction


Author: William A. Foley

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631151227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

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This is the first comprehensive textbook in anthropological linguistics to be published for very many years. It provides a remarkably complete and authoritative review of research questions which span the disciplines of linguinitics and anthropology, yet presents a coherent, unified, biologically based view of this cross-disciplinary field. Anthropological linguistics is concerned with the place of language in its social and cultural context, with understanding the role of language in forging and sustaining cultural practices and social structures. While anthropological concept of culture, its subject matter ranges cry widely: from cognitive or psychologically oriented topics such as linguistic, relativity or universals of color terminology, to sociocultural issues such as language and gender, politeness, socialization, language contact, and linguistic engineering. All these topics and many more are addressed here, supported by examples and illustrations from an array of languages, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Students will find in this book a careful evaluation of current issues and research questions, giving them a basic, yet well rounded understanding of their importance in a wider field; and they will find in each chapter suggestions for further readings, allowing them to pursue topics of particular interest to them.

Emerging identities in virtual exchange


Author: Francesca Helm


ISBN: 2490057189


Page: 202

View: 5994

This book explores how identities emerge and are negotiated by young people in online facilitated dialogue, a form of virtual exchange. It offers a framework for this type of exploration based on the assumption that both the situated context and the technologies mediating online interactions influence, but do not necessarily determine, the interactions taking place and the participants’ identity orientations. Identity is viewed not as fixed and static, but rather multiple and fluid as interactants position themselves in relation to one another. This framework is then applied to the analysis of one specific virtual exchange context, and the interactions over several weeks of a group of participants from a wide range of backgrounds.

From Grammar to Politics

Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village


Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520083857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7581

"Innovative and thorough scholarship by an acknowledged leader in his field, one which lies at the often quite baffling intersection of linguistics and anthropology."—Donald L. Brenneis, Editor, American Ethnologist

DH Notes

Dental Hygienist's Chairside Pocket Guide


Author: Renee Prajer,Gwen Grosso

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803658362

Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 5000

The perfect chairside reference … in class, clinic, and practice. This unique, pocket-sized guide gives your instant access to commonly used clinical practices and procedures integral to comprehensive patient care. Carry it with you wherever you go for quick reference at a moment’s notice. It’s also perfect for preparing for tests and board exams.

Language in International Business

The Multilingual Reality of Global Business Expansion


Author: Rebecca Piekkari,Denice Welch,Lawrence S. Welch

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7648

Responding to the growing interest in the role of language in international business, this book presents language as a critical management challenge for the internationalizing firm. Several perspectives are explored, including the individual, the firm

Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning


Author: Maarja Siiner,Francis M. Hult,Tanja Kupisch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319759639

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 7028

In the sociopolitics of language, sometimes yesterday’s solution is tomorrow’s problem. This volume examines the evolving nature of language acquisition planning through a collection of papers that consider how decisions about language learning and teaching are mediated by a confluence of psychological, ideological, and historical forces. The first two parts of the volume feature empirical studies of formal and informal education across the lifespan and around the globe. Case studies map the agents, resources, and attitudes needed for creating moments and spaces for language learning that may, at times, collide with wider beliefs and policies that privilege some languages over others. The third part of the volume is devoted to conceptual contributions that take up theoretical issues related to epistemological and conceptual challenges for language acquisition planning. These contributions reflect on the full spectrum of social and cognitive factors that intersect with the planning of language teaching and learning including ethnic and racial power relations, historically situated political systems, language ideologies, community language socialization, relationships among stakeholders in communities and schools, interpersonal interaction, and intrapersonal development. In all, the volume demonstrates the multifaceted and socially situated nature of language acquisition planning.

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997265

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 8549

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology provides a series of in-depth explorations of key concepts and approaches by some of the scholars whose work constitutes the theoretical and methodological foundations of the contemporary study of language as culture. Provides a definitive overview of the field of linguistic anthropology, comprised of original contributions by leading scholars in the field Summarizes past and contemporary research across the field and is intended to spur students and scholars to pursue new paths in the coming decades Includes a comprehensive bibliography of over 2000 entries designed as a resource for anyone seeking a guide to the literature of linguistic anthropology

Rethinking Context

Language as an Interactive Phenomenon


Author: Alessandro Duranti,Charles Goodwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

View: 761

The past decade has seen a fundamental rethinking of the concept of context. Rather than functioning solely as a constraint on linguistic performance, context is now analyzed as a product of language use. Language and context are seen as interactively defined phenomena. The essays in this collection, written by many of the leading figures in the social sciences, critically reexamine the concept of context from a variety of different angles and propose new ways of thinking about it with reference to specific human activities such as face-to-face interaction, radio talk, medical diagnosis, political encounters and socialization practices. The editors have provided introductions to each essay as well as a general overview of the issues under debate.

Master the Dental Hygienist Exam


Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768933684

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 3808

Peterson's Master the Dental Hygienist Exam is a comprehensive guide that offers essential test-prep and review material to those seeking to advance their dental hygienist careers. Readers will find the information they need to know about what dental hygienists do, the steps to becoming a dental hygienist, and preparation and practice on the two component questions of the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE).

Getting Hired

Handbook for College Graduates


Author: Frances R. Schimdt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450295291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 8879

Looking for a job is hard work; it can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially if youre a college student trying to juggle academics and other responsibilities. In Getting Hired, author Frances R. Schmidt offers a quick and easy job search handbook for graduates and soon-to-be-graduates that presents a five-step approach for getting hired during difficult economic times. Getting Hired helps college graduates successfully get hired by encouraging, motivating, and teaching them how to focus on the employers needs in any economic circumstances. It covers the nuts and bolts of the entire hiring process, including handling job search stress; realizing the importance of networking; marketing ones qualifications; preparing a resume and writing a cover letter; getting results from the portfolio; learning the art of interviewing. Schmidt, an experienced career counselor, shows how graduates can and will get hired if they distill the job search process down, step-by-step, to achieve employment career success in any job situation. Learn how to successfully market yourself in order to make a smooth transition from college to career. Praise for Getting Hired The text is comprehensive and offers clear and concise messages important to job seekers. Dr. Timothy Gallineau, Interim Chair and Faculty Higher Education Administration Department, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

Living Language

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology


Author: Laura M. Ahearn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119060664

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 2763

Revised and updated, the 2nd Edition of Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology presents an accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology. Presents a highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world Combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology Features a series of updates and revisions for this new edition, including an all-new chapter on forms of nonverbal language Provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field

Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics


Author: Lydia Parziale,Edi Lopes Alves,Klaus Egeler,Clive Jordan,Jason Herne,Eli M Dow,Eravimangalath P Naveen,Manoj S Pattabhiraman,Kyle Smith,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738488550

Category: Computers

Page: 457

View: 2017

This textbook provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of z/VM Version 5, Release 3. It is part of a series of textbooks designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to be literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems background. Others who will benefit from this textbook include z/OS professionals who would like to expand their knowledge of other aspects of the mainframe computing environment. This course can be used as a prerequisite to understanding Linux on System z. After reading this textbook and working through the exercises, the student will have received a basic understanding of the following topics: The Series z Hardware concept and the history of the mainframe Virtualization technology in general and how it is exploited by z/VM Operating systems that can run as guest systems under z/VM z/VM components The z/VM control program and commands The interactive environment under z/VM, CMS and its commands z/VM planning and administration Implementing the networking capabilities of z/VM Tools to monitor the performance of z/VM systems and guest operating systems The REXX programming language and CMS pipelines Security issues when running z/VM