Studies in Socio-Linguistics

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Автор:A. Capell
Издателство:Mouton & CO.
ISBN: Тегло (гр.): Формат: 150 / 230 Състояние: Добро
Studies in Socio-Linguistics. A. Capell


Preface................ 5
To Introduce the Theme................ 9

1. Two Views.............15
2. Selection and Change..........26
3. Perceptual Grids............37

4. Social Change: Acceptance or Rejection.....51
5. The Process of Linguistic Acculturation.....63

6. The Linguistics of Kinship.........81
A. Mother-in-law Language........88
B. Cousin Language..........89
7. Language and Social Groupings.......98

8. Literature - Oral and Written........117
A. Poetic Literature..........118
B. Prose Literature...........128
C. The Stratification of Literature.......130
9. Language and Literary Forms........137
10. Language and Nation..........146
To Conclude the Theme................163

The interrelationship of facts in linguistics with facts in anthropology and sociology has called forth much interest in both circles over a period - more perhaps in linguistic than in anthropological circles, but certainly not disregarded in the latter. There is actually a good deal of literature in what has been called ‘ethnolinguistics’, but most of it is scattered in various scientific periodicals. The present work aims to bring these discussions together and to suggest their interest for the anthropologist. The psychological aspect of language has been excluded, because this is a study in itself and any attempt to include it would have made the work unwieldy and at the same time it would have conjoined two subjects that can well be held apart, although they both meet within the framework of anthropology.

These chapters have grown out of a series of lectures given to a senior class in Anthropology at the University of Sydney, which had already done some elementary linguistics but was not continuing the technical study of that science. Its application within Anthropology required the gathering together of materials not already available, and it seemed advisable to put the results of this research into a form that would be handy for those who needed it.

At the same time the materials themselves seemed to have a possible wider interest than that of the classes for whom they were originally collected and to point to possible lines of investigation for future linguists and anthropologists alike.

Because of the scattered nature of the materials on socio-linguistic phenomena, the bibliography has been made rather detailed, to enable students to follow up any particular avenue of interest that might open to them in the course of reading. The title Socio-
linguistics has been preferred to the more generally used ‘ethno-linguistics’ because it is more nearly self-explanatory and the writer believes that the terminology of such a science as linguistics should be kept as simple as possible. It is so often complained that linguists and anthropologists find communication difficult because the linguist has to take so much time in explaining his specific terminology. This problem is not overcome, of course, by using the term socio-linguistics instead of ethnolinguistics, but it is at least a step in that direction, and the specifically linguistic terminology has been kept to a minimum. It is hoped that the work, in addition to supplying students with material in a handy form, will serve to stimulate interest among anthropologists in cooperation, as far as it is possible, between their work and that of the linguist.
A. Capell

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