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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Fall 2009

ANT 392N • Intro to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30715 M
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
EPS 1.128
Stross

Course Description

This course is a graduate introduction to core concepts and methodologies that go with the anthropological study of language, and to a sampling of books and articles that have helped develop the field. It provides an overview of some key areas of current linguistic anthropological research and a consideration of some important topics of past research. Topics covered include: Language Structure and Function; Language and World View; Ethnosemantics; Speech Socialization; Speech Play and Verbal Art; Language and Social Structure; Ethnography of Speaking; Discourse and Semiotics; Language Change and Reconstruction; Variation in Language and Speech; Nonverbal Communication (including Writing Systems, Sign Language, Body Language). No prior training in linguistics is assumed, presupposed, or required.

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