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Annotated bibliography sample:

Sherzer, J. (1987). Discourse centered approach to language and culture. American Anthropologist
89(2), 295-309.

Journal article. The relation between discourse and culture is examined with data from speech play at
local markets in several culturally distinct communities. Takes up the often avoided Sapir-Whorf
theory. One of the earliest works on the interpretation of various sorts of meaning. Claims that
language does not necessarily reflect culture but that language use in discourse creates culture -- a
finding which is extremely relevant to today’s research on language and cognition.

Sherzer, J. (1987). Discourse centered approach to language and culture. American Anthropologist
89(2), 295-309.

Journal article (type of publication). The relation between discourse and

culture is examined with data from speech play at local markets in several

culturally distinct communities (content outline). Takes up the often avoided

Sapir-Whorf theory (Theoretical underpinnings). One of the earliest works on

the interpretation of various sorts of meaning (contextualisation). Claims that

language does not necessarily reflect culture but that language use in

discourse creates culture -- a finding which is extremely relevant to today’s

research on language and cognition (evaluation).

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Adapted and greatly modified from the following source:

Curell Gotor, H., & Moyer, M. G. (1996). A selected and annotated bibliography on pragmatics. Links

& Letters, 3, p. 120.