The Ethnography of Communication

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<i>The Ethnography of Communication</i> presents the terms and concepts which are essential for discussing how and why language is used and how its use varies in different cultures.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Presents the essential terms and concepts introduced and developed by Dell Hymes and others and surveys the most important findings and applications of their work.<br /> </li> <li>Draws on insights from social anthropology and psycholinguistics in investigating the patterning of communicative behavior in specific cultural settings.<br /> </li> <li>Includes two completely new chapters on contrasts in patterns of communication and on politeness, power, and politics.<br /> </li> <li>Incorporates a broad range of examples and illustrations from many languages and cultures for analyzing patterns of communicative phenomena.</li> </ul>

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