Language and Material Culture
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 15 сент. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 192
This innovative and provocative work introduces complexity theory and its application to both the study of language and the study of material culture. The book begins with a wide-ranging theoretical background, covering the areas of dialect geography, the anthropological study of material culture, and a general introduction to the study of complex adaptive systems. Following this general introduction, the principles of complexity theory are demonstrated in data drawn from linguistics and material culture studies. Language and Material Culture further highlights the principles of complexity through a series of case studies, using data from the Linguistic Atlas, colonial American inventories and the Historic American Building Survey. LMC shows that language and material culture are intertwined as they interact within the same cultural complex system. The book is designed for students in courses that focus on language variation, American English and material culture, in addition to general courses on applications of complex systems.
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What does this awl mean?
3 Complex adaptive systems
4 Material culture as a complex system
Historic American building survey
Complete data sets from Chapter 1
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A-curve American andiron architectural areas artifacts bees behavior boundaries building bureau buttery cellar chamber chest Chomsky’s closet clothespress colonial complex adaptive system complex system complexity theory contains core terms cupboard dairy data sets Deborah Sampson Deetz dialect discussed distribution don’t care drawers dresser emergent England English estate inventories example fieldworkers Figure firedogs frequent furniture George Jacobs House Glassie Glassie’s grammar Gullah Guy Lowman HABS file hall Hoosier Cabinet house types human idea included Informant 110 interaction interviews isoglosses jarra jarro jazz Kempton kitchen Kretzschmar Kurath Labov LAMSAS LAMSAS responses LANE language and material look material culture meaning measured drawings objects pantry parlor pattern photographs physical piece Plymouth inventories Processual archaeology prototype question regional room designations room labels room names schemas sheet social sociolinguistics specific storage structure Suffolk County survey Table targets things tion Universal Grammar vernacular architecture words Zipf’s Law