Selected Books

We Are Our Language:...
For many communities around the world, the revitalization or at least the preservation of an indigenous language is a pressing...
Barbra A. Meek
Vicarious Language: Gender and...
This highly original study provides an entirely new critical perspective on the central importance of ideas about language in the...
Miyako Inoue
The Handbook of Language...
Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization...
A. Duranti, B. Schieffelin, E. Ochs
The Cambridge Handbook of...
The field of linguistic anthropology looks at human uniqueness and diversity through the lens of language, our species' special combination...
N. J. Enfield, P.Kockelman, J. Sidnell
The Anthropology of Intentions:...
How and to what extent do people take into account the intentions of others? Alessandro Duranti sets out to answer...
Alessandro Duranti
Structural Form and Utterance...
Structural Form and Utterance Context in Lhasa Tibetan is a comprehensive study of the major morphosyntactic features of Lhasa Tibetan,...
Asif Agha
Singular and Plural: Ideologies...
A vibrant and surprisingly powerful civic and political movement for an independent Catalonia has brought renewed urgency to questions about...
Kathryn A. Woolard
Ritual, Discourse, and Community...
How do Santería practitioners in Cuba create and maintain religious communities amidst tensions, disagreements, and competition among them, and in...
Kristina Wirtz
Natural Histories of Discourse
Is culture simply a more or less set text we can learn to read? Since the early 1970s, the notion...
M. Silverstein, G. Urban
Living Language: An Introduction...
Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life...
Laura M. Ahearn