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Language and Culture (Oxford Introductions to Language Study)

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Recent social and political changes have focused attention on the debate about the relationship between language and culture. This book offers an accessible survey of key concepts such as social context and cultural authenticity, using insights from fields which include linguistics, sociology and anthropology.
Paperback, 134 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 1998)
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Nov 07, 2012 added it
language and social and culture and difference
Jan 16, 2012 is currently reading it
it's an amazing book which had amused me so much
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Shelves: psychology, cultural, 2016
This quite a good read, comprehensive.
Aug 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
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Finally! No more intercultural communication for me. Not a very interesting subject, though to be fair this book makes it seem even more dull than it actually is. Good riddance.
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Great ideas, but difficult vocabulary.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I also had to read this book for Language II. I'm going to be honest, when I have to pick up a book I don't usually enjoy it but this... It was so easy to read and so interesting that I did not feel it was a drag at all, I actually enjoyed it very much. I'm not saying it is one of my all-time-favourites BUT the topics and the readings were interesting and I learned a lot. Chapter 5 specially caught my attention.
Radja Chinoun
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
this book was very interesting because it is all about dynamic aspects of language, and things we can see in our daily lives. The language used, on the other hand, was a bit difficult especially when the author used Emily Dickinson's poem and the example of Dr Faust. In conclusion I can say that the book is really worthy of both time and effort since it gives a lot of new and useful pieces of information.

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Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
All bases covered but with little depth. Does what it says on the tin.
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Claire J. Kramsch has been Professor of German and Foreign Language Acquisition at the University of Berkeley since 1989. She is also director of the Berkeley Language Centre and teaches in the School of Education. Her fields of interest are second language acquisition, applied linguistics, discourse analysis and social and cultural theory.

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