1st Edition

Social Anthropology and Language

Edited By Edwin Ardener Copyright 1971
    428 Pages
    by Routledge

    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    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, Lévi-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.

    Edwin Ardener , Introductory Essay: Social Anthropology and Language Part I: Social Anthropology, Language, and Sociolinguistics 1. Hilary Henson Early British Anthropologists and Language2. R.H. Robins Malinowski Firth, and the 'Context of Situation' 3. Dell Hymes Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Speaking 4. J.B. Pride Customs and Cases of Verbal Behaviour Part II: Multilingualism and Social Categories 5. W.H. Whiteley A Note on Multilingualism 6. Elisabeth Tonkin Some Coastal Pidgins of West Africa7. N. Denison Some Observations on Language Variety and Plurilingualism 8. D. Crystal Prosodic and Paralinguistic Correlates of Social Categories Part III: Social Anthropology and Language Models 9. Edwin Ardener Social Anthropology and the Historicity of Historical Linguistics 10. G.B. Milner The Quartered Shield: Outline of a Semantic Taxonomy 11. Some Ideas of Saussure applied to Buryat Magical Drawings


    Edwin Ardener