Natural Histories of Discourse
Eleven original essays of "natural history" range in focus from nuptial poetry of insult among Wolof griots to case-based teaching methods in first-year law-school classrooms. Stage by stage, they give an idea of the cultural processes of "entextualization" and "contextualization" of discourse that they so richly illustrate. The contributors' varied backgrounds include anthropology, psychiatry, education, literary criticism, and law, making this collection invaluable not only to anthropologists and linguists, but to all analysts of culture.
The Natural History of Discourse
Michael Silverstein, Greg Urban.
1: Entextualization, Replication, and Power
2: Text from Talk in Tzotzil
John B. Haviland
3: The Secret Life of Texts
4: "Self"-Centering Narratives
5: Shadow Conversations: The Indeterminacy of Participant Roles
Judith T. Irvine
6: Exorcism and the Description of Participant Roles
William F. Hanks
7: Socialization to Text: Structure and Contradiction in Schooled
8: Recontextualization as Socialization: Text and Pragmatics in the Law
9: The Construction of an LD Student: A Case Study in the Politics of
10: National Spirit or the Breath of Nature? The Expropriation of Folk
Positivism in the Discourse of Greek Nationalism
11: Transformations of the Word in the Production of Mexican Festival
Greg Urban, Michael Silverstein.
List of Contributors