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Anthropology & Archaeology: Linguistic Anthropology

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What is Linguistic Anthropology

Linguisitc Anthropology is the study of language as it relates to culture.

The American Anthropological Association explains it as "...the comparative study of ways in which language reflects and influences social life. It explores the many ways in which language practices define patterns of communication, formulate categories of social identity and group membership, organize large-scale cultural beliefs and ideologies, and, in conjunction with other forms of meaning-making, equip people with common cultural representations of their natural and social worlds. Linguistic anthropology shares with anthropology in general a concern to understand power, inequality, and social change, particularly as these are constructed and represented through language and discourse."

-aaanet.org

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