Language, culture, and society - an introduction to linguistic anthropology - Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, & Nobuko Adachi (2015), Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-4955-8 [Book review]

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2015) Language, culture, and society - an introduction to linguistic anthropology - Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, & Nobuko Adachi (2015), Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-4955-8 [Book review]. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language, 3 (2). pp. 125-130.

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Abstract

The origin of the Homo Sapiens (wise man in Latin) to which the modern human beings belong, goes back to 120,000 or even 400,000 years ago. The field that is concerned with studying biology and evolutionary history of Homo Sapiens and aims to distinguish human beings from other animal spices is referred to as anthropology. The field has several branches. Cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology are some of the examples. Cultural anthropology is referred to as ethnology.

The connection between culture and language has been an area of research for scholars and researchers in more recent years. These studies have, eventually, led to the emergence of linguisticanthropology. It should be noted that anthropology or the science of humanity gained a self-conscious status towards the latter part of the 19th century. Franz Boas is amongst the main pioneers responsible in establishing this field as an academic discipline. He authored, co-authored and edited more than seven hundred publications (see Boas, 1938). His ideas and teachings have inspired scholars such as Edward Sapir who is largely credited as the founder of ethnolinguistics which studies the linkage between culture and language (For further information, see Sapir, 1949).


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 04:33
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Uncontrolled Keywords: language, culture, society
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
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