» » Linguistic Anthropology (Basic anthropology units)

Download Linguistic Anthropology (Basic anthropology units) fb2

by Nancy Parrott Hickerson
Download Linguistic Anthropology (Basic anthropology units) fb2
Words Language & Grammar
  • Author:
    Nancy Parrott Hickerson
  • ISBN:
  • ISBN13:
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Harcourt School (January 1, 1980)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Words Language & Grammar
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1843 kb
  • ePUB format
    1893 kb
  • DJVU format
    1331 kb
  • Rating:
  • Votes:
  • Formats:
    rtf lit rtf mbr

Linguistic Anthropology 2/e is the revision of a text in the area of linguistic anthropology. It provides coverage of the origin of language and languages, the descriptive study of language, language acquisition, and the impact of variables such as history, culture, gender, and ethnicity on language.

felt boot
I don't really agree with either of the other reviews -- I find this to be a good introduction to linguistic anthropology, not too high level (certainly not as dense as similar books by Duranti or others). It's short enough that I can use it in a survey course and still have room for some articles and perhaps an ethnography. It covers all the major areas without going into so much detail than non-majors will get lost or fed up. It may be "cheap" inasmuch as there are no color photos, but I appreciate that such measures keep the price down. However, the lack of an index and a glossary are indeed significant drawbacks.
I was assigned the first edition of this book when I was a student. Now that I'm a professor, I keep looking around, but haven't found another that fits my needs quite as well as this one does, despite its shortcomings.
i took a class last quarter where this book was required. it was not bad. it is a very high level book. this book is used for the second portion of a mulitple linguistic anthropology series. in other words in order to understand the material well, one has to take an introductory course with an introductory book. again this is high level book. a bit boring though
This is an example of a textbook done on the cheap. There is no index, no glossary, no definitions in the margins, and even italicized words in the text are not defined. The information in it may be wonderful, but unless you have the time to read it cover-to-cover, don't waste your money. And, oh by the way, the "all new art program" touted on the cover is black-and-white line drawings!!!