Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication by Susan D. BlumMaking Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication by Susan D. Blum

Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication

bySusan D. Blum

Paperback | September 29, 2016

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Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language - arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics - and its involvement in everyaspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and applicationquestions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language andculture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.
Susan D. Blum is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of several books, including "I Love Learning: I Hate School": An Anthropology of College (2016) and My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (2009).
Title:Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190456981

ISBN - 13:9780190456986

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Editorial Reviews

"I appreciate that Blum has approached the book from the perspective and experience of someone who has worked in four-field anthropology. That shines through in the selection of readings, which collectively cross a range of topical and even disciplinary concerns. Her introductions to each ofthe sections and the chapters are readable and conversational with a 'voice' that many will be able to relate to. Making Sense of Language simplifies the task of searching for and selecting relevant readings that are interesting--yet rigorous--to include in the course syllabi." --Rosalyn Negron, University of Massachusetts, Boston