Language, Culture, and Society: Key Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language) by Christine Jourdan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 12, 2006) | ISBN: 0521614740 | Pages: 324 | PDF | 1.25 MB
Language, our primary tool of thought and perception, is at the heart of who we are as individuals. Languages are constantly changing, sometimes into entirely new varieties of speech, leading to subtle differences in how we present ourselves to others. This revealing account brings together eleven leading specialists from the fields of linguistics, anthropology, philosophy and psychology, to explore the fascinating relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. A range of major questions are discussed: How does language influence our perception of the world? How do new languages emerge?