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The Ethnography of Communication

An Introduction

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The Ethnography of Communication by Muriel Saville-Troike
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The Ethnography of Communication explores how and why language is used, and how its use varies in different cultures. In this now standard introduction to the subject, Muriel Saville-Troike 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. Drawing on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics and using examples from many languages and cultures, she builds a model that includes communication within the overall framework of cultural competence. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the substantial contributions made in recent years to the development and application of the subject. It includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics. The book now incorporates an even broader range of examples and illustrations for analyzing the patterns of communicative phenomena in the languages of the world.

Author Biography

Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. She is author of Bilingual Children (1975), Foundations for Teaching English as a Second Language (1976), A Guide to Culture in the Classroom (1978) and the co-editor of Perspectives on Silence (with Deborah Tannen, 1985).
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
3rd Edition
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
336
Dimensions
158x239x24
ISBN-13
9780631228417
Product ID
3079295

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