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ANT206 Culture and Communication

This guide offers access to resources helpful in studying linguistic anthropology: the study of language in social and cultural contexts.

Why use a scholarly reference source?

A scholarly reference book is written by researchers and scholars for an academic audience. Here are some features of scholarly books you should be looking for when researching (1):

  1. written in a formal style;
  2. on a narrowly defined or specialized subject;
  3. usually published by a university press or a scholarly society;
  4. having an index (alphabetical listing of topics, places, people and events mentioned) and a bibliography or list of references for further reading at the end.

1. Joan M. Reitz, "Scholarly book," in Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science, (ABC - Clio, 2013), accessed November 4, 2013, .

Here is an example of a catalogue record for a scholarly book.  You will see that the title describes a very specific topic of inquiry, and the book is published by the reputable university-affiliated publisher called Columbia University Press:

Scholarly Reference Online

Here are some online sources in linguistic anthropology you may find helpful:

Scholarly Reference Suggested by Prof. Hillewaert

As you work through your readings, fieldwork assignments and your final paper,  feel free to consult these scholarly reference sources recommended by Prof. Hillewaert.