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ANTH 376 - Language and Prehistory

FC SSCI CD
4 credits
This course examines what anthropologists can glean from the prehistoric human past through the study of language relatedness, linguistic reconstruction, and language change. The major theoretical approaches to and methodologies of historical linguistics will be introduced and then applied to specific case studies from around the world. Major issues to be addressed will include prehistoric population contacts and movements, as well as the reconstruction of protolanguages and protocultures.

This course is appropriate for new students.



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