Anthropological Linguistics

Perspectives from Africa

ORCID logoAndrea Hollington | Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
ORCID logoAlice Mitchell | University of Cologne
ORCID logoNico Nassenstein | Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
ISBN 9789027214409 | EUR 105.00 | USD 135.00
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This collection presents new research on key topics in anthropological linguistics, with a focus on African languages. While Africanist linguists have long been concerned with sociocultural aspects of language structure and use, no comprehensive volume dedicated to the anthropological linguistics of Africa has yet been published. This volume seeks to fill this gap. The chapters address a broad range of topics in anthropological linguistics, including classic themes such as spatial reference, color, kin terms, and emotion, as well as emerging interests in the linguistic expression of personhood, sociality, and language ideology. All contributions are based on original empirical research and present insights into African language practices from a sociocultural perspective. The volume showcases research on dozens of African languages spoken across the continent, with particular emphasis on languages of East Africa. This book will be of interest to areal specialists as well as to anthropological linguists worldwide.
[Culture and Language Use, 23] 2024.  xiii, 485 pp.
Publishing status: Available

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Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023041690 | Marc record