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Linguistic Anthropology

October 2010 - Michael Wells - LIS60621

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linguistics as it relates to the study of Anthropology. • Linguistics
• Linguistic anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology is the study of how language effects social life • Sociolinguistics
and behavior, below are great resources for finding research information
on linguistics: Subject Headings
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts indexes)
• Anthropological linguistics
LLBA indexes research in theoretical and applied linguistics,
psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and speech therapy.
• Sociolinguistics

Call Number
Anthropology Plus Database • 306.44 (Dewey Decimal)
Provides worldwide indexes to journal articles, reports,
• P35 (Library of Congress)
commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in social, cultural,
physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology,
Indexes and Abstracts
archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary • Linguistics and Language
Behavior Abstracts
• Humanities International
Key Resources at a Glance: Complete

Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Library catalogs

Abridged version of the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology • http://kentlink.kent.edu
contains very brief information about English word origins. • Ohiolink
• World Cat - World-wide Catalog
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics  
Brief definitions of terminology in the field of linguistics, with coverage
of regional dialects.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics  

Encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative,
formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics.

Reference Background
• Parker, P. M. (1997). Linguistic cultures of the world: A statistical reference. Westport, Conn:
Greenwood Press.

• Moseley, C. (2007). Encyclopedia of the world's endangered languages. Routledge language/

reference. London


• Duwe, I. (1997). Towards a cognitive model of linguistic reference. Bielefeld: Univ.

• De, F. A., Schiffrin, D., & Bamberg, M. G. W. (2006). Discourse and identity. Studies in
interactional sociolinguistics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

• Harley, H. (2006). English words: A linguistic introduction. The language library. Malden, MA:
Blackwell Pub.

• Linguistic inquiry. MIT Press.
• Journal of linguistics. London: Published for the Linguistics Association of Great Britain by
Cambridge University Press.
• Linguistics. (1963). The Hague, The Netherlands: Mouton.
• Journal of linguistic anthropology. Washington: The Association.

Magazine Articles:

• Mahboob, A. (2010). World englishes and higher education. Kritika Kultura, (15), 5-33.

• Luuk, E. (2010). Nouns, verbs and flexibles: implications for typologies of word classes.
Language Sciences, 32(3), 349-365.

Online Resources:
• The Linguistics Society of America

• MLA Language Map


• WordNet

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