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    Oberlin College
  Feb 23, 2018
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 204 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD
This course is an introduction to the subfield of linguistic anthropology. Topics include surveys of theories of language and culture and theories of linguistic diversity (including contributions of such seminal figures as Boas, Sapir, and Whorf), ethnographic methods (including conceptions of speech communities, practices of observing, interviewing, and recording, and discussion of ethics), methods of transcription, and contemporary approaches to understanding language and meaning and language as social action.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: J. Haugen, E. Hoffmann-Dilloway
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: One introductory course. The course is intended as a prerequisite for more advanced courses in Linguistic Anthropology and in related areas. No prior coursework in language and culture is required.

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