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The Ethnography of Communication
Author: Muriel Saville-Troike

ISBN: 9780631228424
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29 November 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 1.9
Description:
The Ethnography of Communication presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.
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.
Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behaviour in specific cultural settings.
Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.
Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analysing patterns of communicative phenomena.

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