Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies
By (author) David B. Kronenfeld
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Fanti Kinship and the Analysis of Kinship Terminologies by David B. Kronenfeld
Book DescriptionThis book examines Fanti kinship terminology from a variety of analytic and formal perspectives. Based on work with a broad number of informants, David B. Kronenfeld details and analyzes internal variation in usage within the Fanti community, shows the relationship between terminology and social groups and communicative usage, and relates these findings to major theoretical work on kinship and on the intersections of language, thought, and culture. Including computational and comparative studies of kinship terminologies, this volume represents the fullest analysis of any kinship terminological system in the ethnographic record.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252033704
(5983mm x 3971mm x 33mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David B. Kronenfeld
David B. Kronenfeld is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Plastic Glasses and Church Fathers: Semantic Extension from the Ethnoscience Tradition and the editor of Sydney H. Gould's A New System for the Formal Analysis of Kinship.
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