ANT 392N • Intro to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
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.