Language, Status, and Power in Iran

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Indiana University Press, 1986 - Foreign Language Study - 255 pages

"... excellent example... significant contribution... an important interdisciplinary work... " —Middle East Journal

"... an important contribution to aspects of Iranian social communication and interpersonal verbal behavior." —Language

By showing the reader the intricacies of face-to-face sociolinguistic interaction, William Beeman provides a key to understanding Iranian social and political life. Beeman's study in cross-cultural linguistics will clearly be a model for the study of different languages and cultures.

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The Architecture of Iranian
The Management of Messages
The Management of Interactional

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WILLIAM O. BEEMAN is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University. He has lived and conducted research for over 30 years in all areas of the Middle East. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department and the Department of Defense, and has testified before Congress on Middle Eastern affairs. He is the President-Elect of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association (2005-2006) and will serve as President from autumn 2006 until 2008, then as Outgoing President from 2008 to 2009.

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