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Making Sense of Language : Readings in Culture and Communication (Paperback) (Susan D. Blum)

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Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language--arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics--and its involvement in every aspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language and culture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.
Number of Pages: 641
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Susan D. Blum
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2016
TCIN: 51504387
UPC: 9780190456986
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1664
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