Anthropology and Language in Europe

Setting the Context

Máiréad Nic Craith, Bernadette O'Rourke

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Abstract

Within the field of anthropology, there is a comprehensive linguistic sub-discipline which deals with issues from semiotics and linguistics to identity and intangible cultural heritage. This special volume of AJEC emerged from our desire to explore that sub-discipline in a European context. From our perspective, it appears that many anthropologists in and of Europe engage with a variety of questions within the sub-discipline. However, these anthropologists are not necessarily located in anthropology departments. Furthermore, their expertise is not necessarily profiled in anthropological journals. This is in sharp contrast with the U.S.A. where the significance of language in the field of anthropology is more clearly defined and profiled.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalAnthropological Journal of European Cultures
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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Keywords

  • anthropology
  • EUROPE
  • Language
  • sociolinguistics

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Anthropology and Language in Europe : Setting the Context. / Nic Craith, Máiréad; O'Rourke, Bernadette.

In: Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2015, p. 1-6.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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