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Language, Culture and Communication, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Nancy Bonvillain

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 5, 2013

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Explore the interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning.

 

Using data from cultures and languages throughout the world to highlight both similarities and differences in human languages, Language, Culture and Communication explores the many interconnections among language, culture, and communicative meaning. The text examines the multifaceted meanings and uses of language. It also emphasizes the ways in which language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions.

 

Bonvillain focuses on analyzing communicative interactions, revealing how social relations are produced and reproduced through speech. The text also highlights the analysis of language ideologies, that is, the beliefs that people have about language structure itself, about language usage, and about appropriate norms for producing and evaluating speech. 

 

This 7th edition contains updated information throughout as well as several new sections.  Examples of language practices in African societies have also been added.

 

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Recognize reputation and pattern in human speech.
  • Understand the formation and structure of language.
  • Have a strong understanding of rhetoric’s use in communication. 

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Form of the Message

Chapter 3: Language and Cultural Meaning

Chapter 4: Contextual Components: Outline of an Ethnography of Communication

Chapter 5: Communicative Interactions

Chapter 6: Digital Communications and Signed Languages

Chapter 7: Learning Language

Chapter 8: The Acquisition of Communicate Competence

Chapter 9: Societal Segmentation and Linguistic Variation: Class and Race

Chapter 10: Language and Gender

Chapter 11: Multilingual Nations

Chapter 12: Bilingual Communities

Chapter 13: Language and Institutional Encounters

 


 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

          Speech Communities

                            

Chapter 2: The Form of the Message

            Phonology: The Sounds of Language

            Morphology: The Structure of Words

          Syntax: The Structure of Sentences

          Semantics: The Analysis of Meaning

          Manual Language

          Nonverbal Communication

                            

Chapter 3: Language and Cultural Meaning

            Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology

          Lexical and Cultural Categories

          Cultural Presupposition

          Extended and Transferred Meaning

                            

Chapter 4: Contextual Components: Outline of an Ethnography of Communication

          Ethnography of Communication

          Settings

          Participants

          Topics and Goals

          Speech Acts

          Routines

          Narratives

                  

Chapter 5: Communicative Interactions

          Structural Properties of Conversation

          Conversational Postulates

          Directives

          Directives and Responses in Context

          Politeness

         

Chapter 6: Digital Communications and Signed Languages

          Telephone Conversations

          Online Communication

          Signed Languages and Communicative Practices

                                     

Chapter 7: Learning Language

          Acquisition of Language

          Complex Grammars

          Comparative Evidence

          Some Universal Sequences

          Instructional Strategies

          Strategies in Other Societies

                  

Chapter 8: The Acquisition of Communicate Competence

            Acquiring Communicative Styles

          Learning Status and Role

          Learning Discourse

                            

Chapter 9: Societal Segmentation and Linguistic Variation: Class and Race

            Social Stratification

          Caste

          Class

          Race

 

Chapter 10:Language and Gender

          Pronunciation

          Grammatical Variants

          Choices of Vocabulary

          Gender-Related Conversational Styles

          Language and Sexuality

          Images of Gender in Linguistic Form

                            

Chapter 11: Multilingual Nations

            India

          Canada

          The United States

                            

Chapter 12: Bilingual Communities

          Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

          Linguistic Change

          Language Use in Bilingual Communities

          Bilingual Conversational Strategies

          Interethnic Miscommunication

                                     

Chapter 13: Language and Institutional Encounters

            Language Ideologies

          Language and Status

          Institutional Contexts

          Education

          Medical Encounters

          Legal Settings

          The Media

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