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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 420 - Approaches to Discourse Analysis

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

This course introduces approaches to discourse analysis of interest across the interpretive disciplines. We focus on language units larger than sentences and on functionalist perspectives. Included are speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics, the ethnography of communication, pragmatics, conversation analysis, variation analysis, and critical discourse analysis or narrative analysis.  Several analytic exercises and a data-driven research paper are required. Enrollment limit: 10.
Instructor: M. Ronkin
Prerequisites & Notes
The pre-requisite is two courses in linguistic anthropology or permission of the instructor.

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