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Language and Cultural Theory Reader


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Part 1: structure and agency in language introduction, Ferdinand de Saussure, Benedetto Croce, V.N. Voloshinox; language in history - introduction, Ferdinand de Saussure, Leo Spitzer, Raymond Williams, Deborah Cameron, Muriel Schultz; language and subjectivity - introduction, Ferdinand de Saussure, Benjamin Lee Whorf, L.S. Vygotsky, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan; language and gende - introduction, Dale Spender, Robin Lakoff, Helene Cixous, Denise Riley, Judith Butler; language and sexuality, Luce Irigaray, Edmund White, Hortense J. Spillers, Deborah Cameron. Part 2: unity and diversity in language, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jan Mukarovsky, Paul L. Garvin; language communities, Leonard Bloomfield, Mikhail Bakhtin, Antonio Gramsci; language and nation, Elie Kedourie, Karl Vossler, Benedict Anderson; Englishes - introduction, H.L. Mencken, Tom Paulin, David Dabydeen, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, Braj B. Kachru; language and creativity - introduction, Roman Jakobson, Paul Ricoeur, Julia Kristeva, Roland Barthes, G.I. Vinokur. Part 3: languages, cultures, communities languages/cultures, Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, Edward Sapir, Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes; language and colonialism - introduction, Frantz Fanon, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo, David Lloyd; language, class and education, Basil Bernstein, William Labov, Pierre Bourdieu, Brian Cox.

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Both Tony Crowley and Lucy Burke are in the English Department at the University of Manchester. Tony is Professor of English and was departmental head for last year. He is co-editor for our Politics of Language series. Alan Girvin has recently moved to the University of Strathclyde. Lucy and Alan are both lecturers in their respective English departments.


."it is probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date anthology that brings together texts lodged at the crossroads of linguistics traditionally understood, culture, and politics."

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