Language, culture, and society - an introduction to linguistic anthropology by Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, & Nobuko Adachi

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Nooriafshar, Mehryar. 2015. "Language, culture, and society - an introduction to linguistic anthropology by Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, & Nobuko Adachi ." International Journal of Society, Culture & Language. 3 (2), pp. 125-130.
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Language, culture, and society - an introduction to linguistic anthropology by Zdenek Salzmann, James Stanlaw, & Nobuko Adachi

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AuthorNooriafshar, Mehryar
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Society, Culture & Language
Journal Citation3 (2), pp. 125-130
Number of Pages6
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited States
Web Address (URL)http://www.ijscl.net/article_12783_e95e04e188e1511aba7c3469010bc076.pdf
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The origin of the Homo Sapiens (wise man in Latin) to which the modern human beings belong, goes back to 120,000 or even 400,000 years ago. The field that is concerned with studying biology and evolutionary history of Homo Sapiens and aims to distinguish human beings from other animal spices is referred to as anthropology. The field has several branches. Cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology are some of the examples. Cultural anthropology is referred to as ethnology.

The connection between culture and language has been an area of research for scholars and researchers in more recent years. These studies have, eventually, led to the emergence of linguisticanthropology. It should be noted that anthropology or the science of humanity gained a self-conscious status towards the latter part of the 19th century. Franz Boas is amongst the main pioneers responsible in establishing this field as an academic discipline. He authored, co-authored and edited more than seven hundred publications (see Boas, 1938). His ideas and teachings have inspired scholars such as Edward Sapir who is largely credited as the founder of ethnolinguistics which studies the linkage between culture and language (For further information, see Sapir, 1949).

Keywordslanguage, culture, society
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470411. Sociolinguistics
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