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Why should we study language? How do the ways inwhich we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in thedigital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers toquestions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of allcritical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries onthe legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challengesof the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, languageideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class alsoexamine how language helps create-and is created by-identity.New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such aslearning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and theinclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communicationonline and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how weinteract. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded toinclude Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.