The Trobriand Islanders' ways of speaking

Senft, G. (2010). The Trobriand Islanders' ways of speaking. Berlin: De Gruyter.
The book documents the Trobriand Islanders' typology of genres. Rooted in the 'ethnography of speaking/anthropological linguistics' paradigm, the author highlights the relevance of genres for researching language, culture and cognition in social interaction and the importance of understanding them for achieving linguistic and cultural competence. Data presented is accessible via the internet.
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