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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
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ANTH 249 - Language in the USA

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR

This course is an introduction to language ideologies and controversies in the United States. Attention centers on controversies regarding a national language and Ebonics, Spanglish, and forms of allegedly ‘bad’ language in general, as well as on sociocultural constructions of language identities. Topics may include linguistic culture and language policy, bilingualism among Puerto Rican children in New York City, and Ebonics and the language and aesthetics of Hip Hop culture. A research paper is required. Enrollment limit: 40.
Instructor: M. Ronkin

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