For August 2012. Anthropologists have always put language at the centre of their agenda. So too have linguists. Anthropological linguistics, the amalgam of the two disciplines, aims to document and examine how language mirrors social structure and cultural-specific thought patterns. Linguistic Anthropology: A Brief Introduction--the third edition of Marcel Danesi's popular text--provides a concrete method for studying the relation between language and society.
"Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity and human culture. It is unique among the social sciences in that it focuses on all societies and all aspects of human physical, social and cultural life.
The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) a section of the American Anthropological Associations (AAA), which produces the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology as well as other resources for the field.