What is the connection between Linguistics and Anthropology? What are Linguistic Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology? How do anthropological methods help linguists? The book below may help to answer these questions.
This book is the eighth edition of Raymond Scupin’s “Cultural anthropology: A global perspective”. The book covers a variety of topics such as globalization; the evolution of language; language, thought, and culture; social structure; and cross-cultural research. The advantage of the book is that the language is quite “digestible” and professional; the information is mostly to the point and brief. The terms are laconically defined and there is a short glossary at the end of the book. The illustrations make the learning process easier and more interesting. At the same time it is worth mentioning that the book is designed as an introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Therefore, if you are interested in questions which require more advanced research on the suggested topics, I would recommend to supplement this book with additional literature, including latest articles on the anthropological and linguistic topics. For students who are already taking a course in Cultural Anthropology, this book may be as a reference in addition to the materials used in the course.
Scupin, R. (2012). Cultural anthropology: A global perspective (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson.