Alessandro Duranti



1. Books, Special Issues of Journals, and DVDs

A. Duranti, E. Ochs, and B.B. Schieffelin (Eds.) (2012) Handbook of Language Socialization. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

A. Duranti (Ed.) 2009. Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader. Second Edition. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

A. Duranti. 2007. Etnopragmatica. La forza nel parlare. Roma: Carocci Editore.

A. Duranti and K. Burrell (Producers). 2007. The Ralph J. Bunche Suite: A DVD. Los Angeles: UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications Brochure and Order Form

A. Duranti and K. Burrell (Producers). 2006. The Culture of Jazz Aesthetics (hosted by Kenny Burrell and Alessandro Duranti), a DVD. Los Angeles: UCLA Instructional Media Collections & Services.

A. Browning and A. Duranti (Eds.) 2005. Theories and models of language, interaction and culture. A Special Issue of Discourse Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4-5.

A. Duranti (Ed.) 2004. A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.

A. Duranti (Ed.) 2001. Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. (Study Questions)

A. Duranti (Ed.) 2001. Key Terms in Language and Culture. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell..

A. Duranti (a cura di) 2001. Culture e discorso. Un lessico per le scienze umane. Roma: Meltemi. [Italian translation of Key Terms in Language and Culture].

A. Duranti. 2000 Antropologia del linguaggio. Roma: Meltemi. [Italian translation of Linguistic Anthropology].

A. Duranti. 2000 Antropologia Linguistica. Madrid: Cambridge University Press [Spanish translation of Linguistic Anthropology, currently distributed by Ediciones Akal, S.A. Address: Sector Foresta, 1. 28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid) ]

A. Duranti. 1999 (Ed.). Language Matters in Anthropology: A Lexicon for the New Millennium, A Special Issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Vol. 9 (1-2).

A. Duranti. 1997 Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press.

A. Duranti. 1994 From Grammar to Politics: Linguistic Anthropology in a Western Samoan Village. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. (Study Questions)

A. Duranti and Charles Goodwin (Eds.) 1992 . Rethinking Context: Language as an Interactive Phenomenon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

A. Duranti. 1992.Etnografia del parlare quotidiano. Roma: Carocci.

A. Duranti and Donald Brenneis (Eds.) 1986 . The Audience as Co-author. A special issue of Text 6.3. [available as pdf]

A. Duranti. 1981 The Samoan Fono: A Sociolinguistic Study . Canberra: The Australian National University, Pacific Linguistics Monograph B80. [available as pdf]

Ernest Byarushengo, A. Duranti and Larry .M. Hyman (Ed.) 1977. Haya Grammatical Structures. Occasional Papers in Linguistics no. 5. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.

2. Articles, chapters in books, and book reviews [those available as pdf's are highlighted]

A. Duranti. 2013. On the future of anthropology: Fundraising, the job market and the corporate turn. Anthropological Theory, 13(3), 201-221.

A. Duranti. 2013. Husserl. In Encyclopedia of Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, edited by R. J. McGee and R. L. Warms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

A. Duranti.  2012.  Pragmatica tra antropologia e fenomenologia. In Grammatica e pragmatica. Atti del XXXIV Convegno Internazionale di Studi della SIG, edited by F. Orletti, E. Lombardi Vallauri and A. Pompei. Roma: Il Calamo.

A. Duranti. 2012. Anthropology and Linguistics. In ASA Handbook of Social Anthropology, ed. by Richard Fandon, O. Harris, T. H.J. Marchand, M. Nuttall, C. Shore, V. Strang, and R.A. Wilson. Los Angeles & London: Sage, pp. 12-23.

A. Duranti and S. Black. 2012. Socialization and Improvisation. In A. Duranti, E. Ochs, and B.B. Schieffelin (Eds.) Handbook of Language Socialization. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

A. Duranti. 2011. Linguistic Anthropology: Language as a Non-Neutral Medium. The Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Ed. By Raj Mesthrie. Cambridge University Press.

A. Duranti. 2011.  Il blues per insegnare le scienze sociali. Comunicazione e apprendimento
tra scuola e società. Scritti in onore di Clotilde Pontecorvo, ed. by Anna
Maria Ajello and Valentina Ghione. Edizioni Infantiae.Org, pp. 191-200.

A. Duranti. 2011. Ethnopragmatics and Beyond: Intentionality and Agency Across Languages and Cultures. Hybrids, Differences, Visions. On the Study of Culture. Ed. By Claudio Baraldi, Andrea Borsari and Augusto Carli.

A. Duranti. 2010. Husserl, Intersubjectivity and Anthropology. Anthropological Theory 10(1):1-20.

A. Duranti. 2009. The Relevance of Husserl's Theory to Language Socialization. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 19(2):205-226.

A. Duranti. 2009. The Force of Language and its Temporal Unfolding. Language in Life and a Life in Language: Jacob Mey - A Festschrift Ed. By Kenneth Turner and Bruce Fraser. Emerald Group Publishers, pp. 63-71.

A. Duranti. 2009. L'oralité avec impertinence : Ambivalence par rapport à l'écrit chez les orateurs samoans et les musiciens de jazz américaines. L'Homme 189:23-47.

A. Duranti. 2008. Further Reflections on Reading Other Minds. Anthropological Quarterly 81(2):pp. 483-494.

A. Duranti. 2007. The Magic Lecture: Where Everything Finally Comes Together. The Joys of Teaching Anthropology Ed. by P. Rice, C. Kottak, and D. McCurdy. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill, pp. 73-80.

A. Duranti. 2007. Comment on Kockelman's article "Agency: The Relation between Meaning, Power, and Knowledge. Current Anthropology 48(3):pp. 391.

A. Duranti. 2006. Transcripts, Like Shadows on a Wall. Mind, Culture and Activity 13(4):pp. 301-310

Keating, Elizabeth and A. Duranti. 2006. Honorific Resources for the Construction of Hierarchy in Samoan and Pohnpeian. The Journal of Polynesian Society 115(2): 145-172.

A. Duranti. 2006. Review of Richard Bauman A World of Others' Words: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Intertextuality In American Anthropologist 108, pp. 403-404.

A. Duranti. 2006. Narrating the Political Self in a Campaign for the U.S. Congress. Language in Society 35(4): 467-97.

A. Duranti. 2006. The Social Ontology of Intentions. Discourse Studies 8 (1):31-40.

A. Duranti. 2005. History of Linguistic Anthropology.UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. EOLSS Publishers. Oxford: UK. Only electronic version available at:

A. Duranti. 2005. On Theories and Models. Discourse Studies 7:409-429.

A. Browning and A. Duranti. 2005. Introduction to Special Issue: Theories and Models of Language, Interaction and Culture. Discourse Studies 7:403-7.

A. Duranti. 2005.Riduzioni ed estensioni dell'agentività nelle lingue storico naturali. Lingua, cultura e intercultura: l'italiano e le altre lingue. Ed. by Ioern Korzen. Copenhagen Studies in Language 31. Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur Press, pp. 41-55.

A. Duranti and Kenny Burrell. 2004. Jazz Improvisation: A Search for Hidden Harmonies and a Unique Self. Ricerche di Psicologia. 3, pp. 71-101. [Revised version of Duranti and Burrell 2003]

A. Duranti. 2004. Il fare del linguaggio. Quaderni del ramo d'oro, 6, pp. 149-166..

A. Duranti. 2004. Agency in Language. In A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Ed. by A. Duranti. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, pp. 451-73.

A. Duranti & K. Burrell. 2003. L'improvvisazione jazz come pratica culturale. In G. Mantovani e C. Zucchermaglio (eds) Cultura e differenze: Atti del Workshop di Psicologia Culturale, Padova 10-11 aprile 2003. Padova.

A. Duranti. 2003. Language as Culture in U.S. Anthropology. Current Anthropology 44.3: 323-47.

[Spanish Translation] A. Duranti. 2005. La lengua como Cultura en la Antropolog'a Norteamericana. Tres Paradigmas. In Susana Skura (Ed.) Lenguaje, cultura y sociedad.Perspectivas integradoras. Buenos Aires: Universidad de Buonos Aires, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. pp. 69-95.

A. Duranti. 2003. "The Voice of the Audience in Contemporary American Political Discourse." In Linguistics, Language, and the Real World: Discourse and Beyond: Georgetown University Roundtable in Languages and Linguistics, 2001. Eds. Deborah Tannen and James Alatis.

A. Duranti. 2003 "Il parlare come pratica sociale." In Manuale di psicologia sociale. Ed. G. Mantovani. Firenze: Giunti.

A. Duranti. 2002. "La voce dell'oratore samoano: un approccio etnografico." In La voce come bene culturale. Ed. A. De Dominicis. Roma: Carocci, pp. 107-24.

A. Duranti. 2002. "Il ritorno come epifania etnografica: Samoa 1978-1999. " In La terra dei miei sogni. Antropologhe e antropologi sul campo in Oceania. Eds. L. Brutti and A. Paini. Roma, Meltemi, pp. 161-79.

A. Duranti. 2002. Linguistic Anthropology. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 8899-906.

A. Duranti. 2001 "Linguistic Anthropology: History, Ideas, and Issues." In Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader. Ed. A. Duranti. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.

A. Duranti. 2001 Performance and Encoding of Agency in Historical-Natural Languages. SALSA Proceedings, Vol. 9. Ed. K. Henning, N. Netherton, and L.C. Peterson. Austin: The University of Texas Press, pp. 266-87.

A. Duranti. 2001. "An Historical Perspective on Contemporary Linguistic Anthropology." Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes 7.2 (Fall-Winter 2000-2001): 20-24.

A. Duranti and Jennifer F. Reynolds. 2000 Phonological and Cultural Innovations in the Speech of Samoans in Southern California. Estudios de SociolingÙ'stica 1:93-110.

A. Duranti. 2000 Antropolox'a lingÙ'stica. In Manual de Ciencias da Linguaxe. Ed. F. Fernàndez Ramallo, G. Rei Doval and X.P. Rodriguez-Yanez. A Corunha: Xerais, pp. 256-94.

A. Duranti. 2000 Risposta alla relazione di Edoardo Vineis ["Le teorie linguistiche degli antichi"]. Quaderni del ramo d'oro 3:105-14.

A. Duranti. 1999 Relativity. In Language Matters in Anthropology: A Lexicon. A special issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 9.1-2: 220-22.

A. Duranti. 1999 Intentionality. In Language Matters in Anthropology: A Lexicon. A special issue of the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 9.1-2: 134-36.

A. Duranti. 1998. "Communicative Competence." Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics. Ed. J. Mey. Amsterdam: Pergamon.

A. Duranti. 1997 Universal and Culture-Specific Properties of Greetings. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 7: 63-97.

A. Duranti. and Elinor Ochs. 1997 Syncretic Literacy in a Samoan American Family . In Discourse, Tools, and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition. Eds. L.B. Resnick, R. Säljö, C. Pontecorvo and B. Burge. Berlin: Springer, pp. 169-202.

A. Duranti. 1997 "Indexical Speech Across Samoan Communities." American Anthropologist 99: 342-54.

A. Duranti. 1997 Polyphonic Discourse: Overlapping in Samoan Ceremonial Greetings. Text 17:349-81.

A. Duranti. 1996. Bambini e genitori in famiglia: conversazione e socializzazione (co-edited with Clotilde Pontecorvo), special section of October 1996 issue of Età Evolutiva55: 53-119.

A. Duranti. 1996 . Presentazione [Preface] (Clotilde Pontecorvo & A. Duranti). 'Bambini e genitori in famiglia: conversazione e socializzazione. Età Evolutiva 55: 54-55.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1996 Use and Acquisition of Genitive Constructions in Samoan. In Social Interaction, Social Context and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp, ed. by D. Slobin, J. Gerhart, A. Kyratzis, and Guo Jiansheng. Lawrence Erlbaum.

A. Duranti. 1996 . Mediated Encounters with Pacific Cultures: Three Samoan Dinners. In P. Reill and D. Miller (Eds.) Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany, and Representation of Nature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 326-34.

A. Duranti, Elinor Ochs and Elia K. Ta`ase. 1995 Change and Tradition in Literacy Instruction in a Samoan American Community . Educational Foundations, 9:57-74. [Reprinted in Many Pathways to Literacy ed. by Eve Gregory, Susi Long and Dinah Volk. Taylor & Francis.]

A. Duranti. 1994. Uguali ma non troppo. Identità collettive parzialmente coincidenti. Rassegna di Psicologia 11, pp. 41-60.

A. Duranti. 1994. Review of Ingjierd Hoëm, Even Hovdhaugen, Arnfinn Muruvik Vonen (1992) Kupu mai te Tutolu. Tokelau oral literature. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press/The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture. Language in Society 22: 150-153.

A. Duranti. 1993 Beyond Bakhtin or the Dialogic Imagination in Academia. Pragmatics 3 (3) 333-340.

A. Duranti. 1993 Truth and Intentionality: Towards an Ethnographic Critique. Cultural Anthropology 8 (2) 214-245.

A. Duranti. 1993 Intentions, Self, and Responsibility: An Essay in Samoan Ethnopragmatics. In Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse, ed. by J. Hill & J. Irvine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 24-47.

A. Duranti. 1993 Midwives, Godmothers, and Witches: Female Body and Identity in the Italian South. Review article of B. Palumbo Madre Madrina: rituale, parentela e identitö in un paese del Sannio (San Marco dei Cavoti). Milano: Franco Angeli, and M. Pandolfi Itinerari delle Emozioni: Corpo e Identitö femminile nel Sannio Campano, Milano: Franco Angeli. American Ethnologist 20: 385-9.

A. Duranti. 1992 Heteroglossia in Samoan Oratory. In K. Nero (Ed.) The Arts of Politics: Challenging Communications in the Contemporary Pacific, a Special Issue of Pacific Studies, 15 (4): 155-75.

A. Duranti. 1992 Language and Bodies in Social Space: Samoan Ceremonial Greetings. American Anthropologist 94: 657-91.

A. Duranti. 1992 Review of Ann M. Cooreman's Transitivity and Discourse Continuity in Chamorro Narratives, Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 1987. Multilingua 11, 4: 427-34.

A. Duranti. 1992. Language in Context and Language as Context: The Samoan Respect Vocabulary. In Rethinking Context: Language as an Interactive Phenomenon, ed. by A. Duranti & C. Goodwin pp. 77-99. [Italian transl. in Barbara Turchetta, Ed., Introduzione alla linguistica antropologica, Milano: Mursia, pp. 247-71]

Charles Goodwin and A. Duranti. 1992 Rethinking Context: An Introduction. In Rethinking Context: Language as an Interactive Phenomenon, ed. by A. Duranti & C. Goodwin. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-42.

A. Duranti. 1991 Four Properties of Speech-in-Interaction and the Notion of Translocutionary Act. In J. Verschueren (Ed.) Pragmatics at Issue: Selected Papers from the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987, Volume I. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp.133-50.

A. Duranti. 1990 Politics and Grammar: Agency in Samoan Political Discourse. American Ethnologist 17, 4: 36-56.

A. Duranti. 1990 Code Switching and Conflict Management in Samoan Multiparty Interaction. Pacific Studies 14:1, 1-23.

A. Duranti. 1990 Doing Things With Words: Conflict, Understanding, and Change in a Samoan Fono. In Disentangling: Conflict Discourse in Pacific Societies, ed. by K. Watson-Gegeo & G. White. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pp.459-89.

A. Duranti. 1990 Genitive Constructions and Agency in Samoan Discourse (A. Duranti & Elinor Ochs). Studies in Language 14-1: 1-23.

A. Duranti. 1990 . Exploring the Properties of the Medium. (Introduction) Golem: Newsletter di tecnologie e processi formativi II, 3: 1-2.

A. Duranti. 1989 Conversazioni parallele: la trasmissione linguistica di punti di vista diversi [Parallel Conversations: Linguistic Transmission of diverse viewpoints]. La Trasmissione del Sapere: Aspetti Linguistici e Antropologici, ed. by G.R.Cardona. Rome: Bagatto, pp. 125-147.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1989 Acquisition of Genitive Agents in Samoan. Papers & Reports on Child Language Development 28, Stanford University.

A. Duranti. 1988 "Significato e lavoro come adempimenti collettivi: una prospettiva samoana. [Meaning and labor as collective achievement: A Samoan perspective] Dalla parte del ricevente: Percezione, comprensione, interpretazione." Atti del XIX Congresso Internazionale della Societa` di Linguistica Italiana, ed. by T. De Mauro, S. Gensini, M.E.Piemontese, pp. 285-292. Rome: Bulzoni.

A. Duranti. 1988 . Oratory. In International Encyclopedia of Communication, ed. by E. Barnouw. The Annenberg School of Communication/Oxford University Press.

A. Duranti. 1988 Intentions, Language, and Social Action in a Samoan Context. Journal of Pragmatics 12: 13-33.

A. Duranti. 1988 Ethnography of Speaking: Toward a Linguistics of the Praxis. In Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey, vol. VI. Language: The Socio-cultural Context, ed. by F. J. Newmyer. Cambridge: Cambridge U Press, pp.210-228. [Italian transl. in Barbara Turchetta, Ed., Introduzione alla linguistica antropologica, Milano: Mursia, pp. 157-80]

A. Duranti. 1988 Review of Joel Sherzer's Kuna Ways of Speaking. Language 64: 785-8.

A. Duranti. 1986 Framing Discourse in a New Medium: Openings in Electronic Mail. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 8, 2: 64-71.

A. Duranti. 1986 The Audience as Co-Author: An Introduction. Text 6: 239-47.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1986 Literacy Instruction in a Samoan Village. In Acquisition of Literacy: Ethnographic Perspectives , ed. by B.B. Schieffelin & P. Galimore, pp. 213-232, Ablex. [Reprinted in E. Ochs, Culture and Language Development: Language Acquisition and Language Socialization in a Samoan Village, Cambridge University Press, 1988]

A. Duranti. 1986 L'uso del computer: Esperienze USA. Fare scuola/2. Quaderni di cultura didattica. Firenze: La Nuova Italia, pp.57-65.

A. Duranti.1986. Il computer nelle scuole: tre modelli d'uso. Crescita 18: 32-36.

A. Duranti.1985 Sociocultural Dimensions of Discourse. Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Vol. 1, ed. by T.A. van Dijk. London: Academic Press, pp. 193-230.

A. Duranti. 1985 Famous Theories and Local Theories: The Samoans and Wittgenstein. The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 7, 2: 46-51. [Also in L'Uomo 10: 99-109 (1986).]

A. Duranti.1984 Intentions, Self and Local Theories of Meaning: Words and Social Action in a Samoan Context. Center for Human Information Processing Report No. 122. La Jolla.

A. Duranti.1984 The Social Meaning of Subject Pronouns in Italian Conversation. Text 6: 277-311.

A. Duranti.1984 Lauga and Talanoaga: Two Speech Genres in a Samoan Political Event. In Dangerous Words: Language and Politics in the Pacific, ed. by D. Brenneis & F. Myers, New York: New York University Press, pp. 217-242.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1984 L'alfabetizzazione in un villaggio samoano. Eta` Evolutiva, 17: 8-24.

A. Duranti.1984. Annotated Bibliography: Charles Goodwin, Conversational Organization: Interaction Between Speakers and Hearers. New York: Academic Press, 1981. In The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, 5, 4: 92-3.

A. Duranti.1983 Samoan Speechmaking Across Social Events: One Genre in and out of a Fono. Language in Society 12: 1-30.

Larry M. Hyman and A. Duranti.1982 On the Object Relation in Bantu. In Syntax and Semantics, vol. 15: Studies in Transitivity, ed. by P. Hopper & S. Thompson, pp. 217-239. New York: Academic Press.

A. Duranti. 1981 Speechmaking and the Organization of Discourse in a Samoan Fono. Journal of the Polynesian Society 90: 357-400. [Also reprinted in A Whaikoorero Reader: Comparative Perspective for the Study of Whaikoorero and Other Traditional Maori Speech Forms, ed. by G. Schrempp. University of Waikato, 1984.]

A. Duranti.1980. Lauga and Talanoaga: Structure and Variation in the Language of a Samoan Speech Event. Working Papers in Sociolinguistics, ed. by R. Bauman & J. Sherzer. Austin, Texas (also reprinted in the last issue of the series).

A. Duranti & Elinor Ochs.1980. Review of G. R. Cardona's Introduzione all'etnolinguistica. Language in Society IX: 71-2.

A. Duranti.1980 Sull'uso dei pronomi tonici nelle conversazioni. In Problemi di analisi linguistica, ed. by P. Berrettoni, 103-123. Roma: Cadmo.

Francesco Antinucci, A. Duranti & Lucyna Gebert.1979. Relative Clause Structure, Relative Clause Perception, and the Change from SOV to SVO. Cognition VII: 145-176.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1979. Left-dislocation in Italian Conversation. In Syntax and Semantics, vol. 12: Discourse and Syntax , ed by T. Givon, 377-416. New York: Academic Press.

A. Duranti and Elinor Ochs. 1979. "La pipa la fumi? "Uno studio sulla dislocazione a sinistra nelle conversazioni. Studi di Grammatica Italiana , 7: 269-301. Firenze: Accademia della Crusca.

A. Duranti.1979 . Object Clitic Pronouns in Bantu and the Topicality Hierarchy. Studies in African Linguistics X: 31-45.

A. Duranti and Ernest Byarushengo. 1977. On the Notion of 'Direct Object.' In Haya Grammatical Structure, ed. by E. Byarushengo, A. Duranti, & L. Hyman. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 54-71.

A. Duranti. 1977. Relative Clauses, In Haya Grammatical Structure , ed. by Ernest Byarushengo, A. Duranti, & Larry M. Hyman. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics, pp. 119-132.