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Author Zeitlyn, David.

Title Words and processes in Mambila kinship : the theoretical importance of the complexity of everyday life / David Zeitlyn.

Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  305.89636 ZEIT {Bund71 20190110}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Reconstructing kinship : the pragmatics of kin talk -- Ch. 3. The implicatures of everyday life : Mambila social deixis -- Ch. 4. Asking about people, not about kin terms : an experiment in method and interpretation -- Ch. 5. Translation, anthropology, kinship -- Ch. 6. The ethnography of a Mambila conversation -- Ch. 7. A conversation in Somie -- Ch. 8. The distribution of person-referring expressions (PREs) in natural conversation -- Ch. 9. Summing up kin talk -- Ch. 10. Conclusion.
Summary "Words and Processes in Mambila Kinship presents a set of studies of the way that Mambila speakers in Cameroon talk about themselves and their kin. David Zeitlyn employs conversational analytic methods to further the study of kinship technologies. This book takes an important step toward a new synthesis between the practice of ethnography and the study of language while presenting African natural language data - still rare in mainstream linguistics - in an accessible format."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Mambila (African people) -- Kinship.
Mambila (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Mambila language -- Cameroon -- Terms and phrases.
Kinship -- Cameroon -- Terminology.
ISBN 0739108018 (cloth : alk. paper)