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Malinowski’s last word on the anthropological approach to language

Young, Michael W.

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This article reproduces an archived and previously unpublished paper by Bronislaw Malinowski entitled “The anthropological approach to language” which he delivered to a meeting of the elite Monday Night Group in the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University in November 1941. The social “context of situation” of Malinowski’s seminar presentation is reconstructed together with a brief consideration of his contribution to linguistic theory. A commentary on his paper refers to Malinowski’s...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorYoung, Michael W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T02:00:38Z
dc.date.available2012-05-08T02:00:38Z
dc.identifier.issn1018-2101
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9014
dc.description.abstractThis article reproduces an archived and previously unpublished paper by Bronislaw Malinowski entitled “The anthropological approach to language” which he delivered to a meeting of the elite Monday Night Group in the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University in November 1941. The social “context of situation” of Malinowski’s seminar presentation is reconstructed together with a brief consideration of his contribution to linguistic theory. A commentary on his paper refers to Malinowski’s relationship with several of his peers, including discussion of the critical reception given to the second volume of his last monograph on the Trobriand Islands, Coral Gardens and their Magic. Finally, the “biographical context of situation” describes Malinowski’s lethally busy schedule six months before his death, referring to his other public presentations during the months of October and November 1941.
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dc.format22 pages
dc.publisherInternational Pragmatics Association
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dc.sourcePragmatics 21.1 (2011): 1-22
dc.source.urihttp://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*HOME&n=1416
dc.subjectMalinowski
dc.subjectClark Hull
dc.subjectbehaviourism
dc.subjectpragmatic function
dc.subjectcontext of situation
dc.subjectTrobriand Islands
dc.subjectCoral Gardens and their Magic
dc.subjectanthropological linguistics
dc.subjectMonday Night Group seminar
dc.subjectInstitute of Human Relations, Yale
dc.titleMalinowski’s last word on the anthropological approach to language
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2011-03
local.identifier.absfor200499 - Linguistics not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4632067xPUB4
local.publisher.urlhttp://ipra.ua.ac.be/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationYoung, Michael W., ANU, College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage22
local.identifier.doi.1075/prag.21.1.01you
local.identifier.absseo970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
dc.date.updated2020-11-15T07:24:04Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-82455231225
local.identifier.thomsonID000289416200001
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