The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is a broad survey of linguistic anthropology, featuring contributions from prominent scholars in the field. Each chapter presents a brief historical summary of research in the field and discusses topics and issues of current concern to people doing research in linguistic anthropology. The handbook is organized into four parts – Language and Cultural Productions; Language Ideologies and Practices of Learning; Language and the Communication of Identities; and Language and Local/Global Power – and covers current topics of interest at the intersection of the two fields, while also contextualizing them within discussions of fieldwork practice. Featuring 30 contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is an essential overview for students and researchers interested in understanding core concepts and key issues in linguistic anthropology.

chapter |10 pages


Intertwined Traditions
ByBruce Mannheim

part |82 pages

Language and Cultural Productions

chapter |14 pages

Semantic Categorization and Cognition

ByGerrit J. Dimmendaal

chapter |17 pages


ByJürgen Streeck

chapter |18 pages

The Social Imaginary, Unspoken in Verbal Art

ByBruce Mannheim

chapter |18 pages

New Perspectives on Kinship

Overcoming the Eurocentrism and Scientism of Kinship Studies through Lexical Universals
ByAnna Wierzbicka

chapter |13 pages

Being in the Cloud

Analysis of Discourse in Online Communities
ByTracy LeBlanc-Wories

part |82 pages

Language Ideologies and Practices of Learning

chapter |14 pages

Language Ideologies

Emergence, Elaboration, and Application
ByPaul V. Kroskrity

chapter |16 pages

Social Subordination and Language

ByMargarita Huayhua

chapter |15 pages

Language Socialization

ByAmy L. Paugh

chapter |16 pages

Language Socialization and Marginalization

ByInmaculada M. García-Sánchez

part |102 pages

Language and the Communication of Identities

chapter |15 pages

Language, Gender, and Identity

ByPia Pichler

chapter |14 pages

Language and Racialization

ByElaine W. Chun, Adrienne Lo

chapter |13 pages

Analyzing Interactive Discourse

Conversation and Dialogue
ByMary Jill Brody

chapter |15 pages

Sign Languages and Communicative Practices

ByRichard J. Senghas

chapter |15 pages

New and Emergent Languages

ByKathleen C. Riley

part |186 pages

Language and Local/Global Power

chapter |22 pages

Language and Political Economy

ByBonnie McElhinny

chapter |16 pages

Language, Immigration, and the Nation-State

ByJoan Pujolar

chapter |12 pages

Language and Nationalism

ByEve Haque

chapter |19 pages

Language in the Age of Globalization

ByMarco Jacquemet

chapter |18 pages

The Emergence of Creoles and Language Change

BySalikoko S. Mufwene

chapter |18 pages

Discrimination via Discourse

ByRuth Wodak

chapter |9 pages

Racism in the Press

ByTeun A. van Dijk

chapter |13 pages

Legal Discourse

ByJohn M. Conley

chapter |14 pages

The Language of Transitional Justice

BySusan F. Hirsch

chapter |13 pages

Language Maintenance and Revitalization

ByAndrew Cowell

chapter |14 pages

Languages Endangerment and Revitalization Strategies

ByJulie Brittain, Marguerite MacKenzie

chapter |16 pages

The Politics of Language Endangerment

ByBarbra A. Meek