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Description - Social Anthropology and Language by Edwin Ardener

Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism, and structuralism. The relevance of the works of Saussure, Levi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history' of the succession of pidgins that are documented on the West African coast, ending with Pidgin English. The second analyzes the status of three language varieties used in a 'trilingual' community in the Carnian Alps.
Originally published in 1971.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415489096
ISBN-10: 0415489091
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 326
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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