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Authors/Editors: Bauman, Richard & Joel Sherzer (eds).
Title: Explorations in the ethnography of speaking.
Year: 1974
Publisher: New York: Cambridge UP
Pages: vii + 501
Publication type: Book — edited volume
Language: English
Keyword(s): ethnography of speaking ; everyday conversation ; function ; language use
Annotation: This collection of classic case studies in the ethnography of speaking offers a broad, cross-cultural overview of the use, role, and function of everyday language and speech. The essays deal with: English, French, and Yiddish speaking communities in Europe and North America; Afro-American communities in North America and the Caribbean: and traditional societies in Native North, Middle, and South America, Africa, and Oceania.

Reviews

  1. Blount, Ben G. (1977) “<Review of R. Bauman, J. Sherzer (eds.) (1974: 'Explorations in the ethnography of speaking').>” American AnthropoloJournal of Australian Studies gistInternational Review of Applied linguistics in Language teaching 79:1. pp. 160-161.
  2. Watson-Gegeo, Karen Ann (1976) “<Review of R. Bauman, J. Sherzer (eds.) (1974: 'Explorations in the ethnography of speaking').>” Language 52:3. pp. 745-748.

Articles

A quantitative paradigm for the study of communicative competence.
      Gillian Sankoff
18-49.
Language identity of the Colombian Vaupés Indians.
      Jean Jackson
50-64.
'Our ancestors spoke in pairs': Rotinese views of language, dialect and code.
      James J. Fox
65-91.
Warm Springs 'Indian time': How the regulation of participation affects the progression of events.
      Susan Urmston Philips
92-109.
Contrapuntal conversations in an Antiguan village.
      Karl Reisman
110-124.
Norm-makers, norm-breakers: Uses of speech by men and women in a Malagasy community.
      Elinor Ochs Keenan
125-143.
Speaking in the light: The role of the Quaker minister.
      Richard Bauman
144-160.
Strategies of status manipulation in the Wolof greeting.
      Judith T. Irvine
167-191.
Rituals of encounter among the Maori: Sociolinguistic study of a scene.
      Anne Salmond
192-212.
Speaking of speaking: Tenejapa Tzeltal metalinguistics.
      Brian Stross
213-239.
Black talking on the streets.
      Roger D. Abrahams
240-262.
'Namakke', 'Sunmakke', 'Kormakke': Three types of Cuna speech event.
      Joel Sherzer
263-282.
The concept and varieties of narrative performance in East European Jewish culture.
      Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
283-314.
Correlates of Cree narrative performance.
      Regna Darnell
315-336.
An analysis of the course of a joke's telling in conversation.
      Harvey Sacks
337-353.
When words become deeds: An analysis of three Iroquois Longhouse speech events.
      Michael K. Foster
354-367.
The ethnographic context of some traditional Mayan speech genres.
      Victoria R. Bricker
368-388.
To speak with a heated heart: Chamula canons of style and good performance.
      Gary H. Gossen
389-418.
Data and data use in an analysis of communicative events.
      Allen D. Grimshaw
419-424.
The ethnography of writing.
      Keith H. Basso
425-432.
Ways of speaking.
      Dell H. Hymes
433-451.