ANTH 251 - Language in Culture and Society
3 SS, CD New Course Added 07/06/2006
First Semester. This course examines the relationships between language, culture, and society across a variety of different speech communities. We will consider how people use language to understand the world in culturally specific ways (linguistic relativity theory, ethnosemantics, metaphor) and how people use language to establish identities and negotiate social interactions (sociolinguistics, language socialization, code-switching, gender, power). We will also learn about and practice the methods linguistic anthropologists use in their research.
Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment Limit: 30
Credits: 3 hours
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