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New Paths in the Linguistic Anthropology of Oceania

Tomlinson, Matthew; Makihara, Miki

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The linguistic anthropology of Oceania has seen vigorous and productive analysis of language ideologies, ritual performance, personhood, and agency. This article points to three related paths of inquiry that are especially promising. First, language ideologies are analyzed for the ways they shape expectations and interpretations of effective action and social identity. Second, processes of entextualization are examined with reference to Bible translation because Christianity is a dominant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18386
Source: Annual Review of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-091908-164438

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