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The Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0534594367
ISBN-10: 0534594360
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"In many ways it is the text I have always wanted for my course, and includes every major topic in linguistic anthropology that I usually present. In my opinion, the greatest strength of the book is that is is specifically written with the students in mind. Also, the book is sufficiently current and research based, while not containing material that is superfluous, dated, or misleading for undergraduate students."

"The strength of the text (its absolute charm) is the extraordinarily personal approach of the author. Students will feel that they know this person. The various encounters described provide ample evidence that one "does" anthropological linguistics in every interpersonal encounter, ever communication situation."

About the Author

Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer, professor emeritus of anthropology at Kansas State University, received a B.A. at Bennington College and a Ph.D. at Tulane University. She has taught linguistic anthropology for over 30 years. Her research interests include music, language, and other creative and performative expressions, particularly in African American and African cultures. In addition to extended periods of field research in New Orleans and the Comoro Islands, Dr. Ottenheimer has traveled and lectured widely throughout many other parts of the world. She has special interests in blues, autobiography, transcription, dictionary construction, fieldwork ethics, and ethnicity. Among her publications are COUSIN JOE: BLUES FROM NEW ORLEANS (with Pleasant "Cousin Joe" Joseph), a blues singer's autobiography; THE HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE COMORO ISLANDS (with Martin Ottenheimer), an encyclopedia; MUSIC OF THE COMORO ISLANDS: DOMONI (also with Martin Ottenheimer), in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats; and SHINZWANI-ENGLISH/ENGLISH-SHINZWANI DICTIONARY, a bilingual, bidirectional dictionary. She has taught at the University of New Orleans, at Charles University in Prague (on a visiting Fulbright appointment), and at Kansas State University. At KSU she was the founding director of the interdisciplinary American Ethnic Studies Program, teaching introductory and advanced courses in that program, as well as in cultural and linguistic anthropology. Dr. Ottenheimer has received the Kansas State University President's Award for Distinguished Service to Minority Education, and the Charles Irby Award for Distinguished Service to the National Association for Ethnic Studies. She has served as president of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and the Central States Anthropological Association. She speaks five languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Shinzwani. She is attempting to learn to speak and read Czech.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 1 edition (April 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534594360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534594367
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer makes anthropological linguistics very, very real in this delightful monograph designed to not only educate but entertain. Her numerous "field notes" sidebars are worth the book all by themselves.
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