Key Terms in Language and Culture is an exciting new collection of 75 original short essays, written by leading scholars in linguistic anthropology and related fields, covering all the major issues in the contemporary study of language and culture. Together these essays provide a contemporary lexicon of language from an anthropological perspective. Each 1,000-word essay includes a brief description of a key concept, the issues associated with the concept, and the major contributions to its study. There is a set of suggested readings at the end of each essay that provides readers with an excellent starting point for further study. Key Terms in Language and Culture is a comprehensive collection written in a clear and intellectually engaging manner. It is an ideal companion for introductory courses in language and culture, as well as advanced seminars in anthropology. It also constitutes a useful reference book for scholars and educators who want to know more about how language matters are being studied within anthropology.Duranti, Alessandro is the author of 'Key Terms in Language and Culture', published 2001 under ISBN 9780631226666 and ISBN 0631226664.