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

Spring 2005

ANT 393 • Ethnography of Speaking

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28005 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
EPS 1.128

Course Description

This course will be organized as follows: (l) History of ethnography of speaking and relationship to other approaches and perspectives to the study of language and speech (2) Survey of topics within ethnography of speaking, including speech play and verbal art; discourse-centered approaches; typological and comparative perspectives; ethnography of communication and symbolic forms; description, analysis, representation, and archiving of forms of discourse; language and speech in contemporary society. (3) Critical appraisal of current state of the field. (4) Presentation and discussion of classics and recent work in the field, including but not limited to:

R. Abrahams: The man-of-words in the West Indies E. Basso: In favor of deceit K. Basso: Portraits of "The Whiteman" R. Bauman: Story, Performance, and Event J. Bowen: Sumatran Politics and Poetics S. Feld: Sound and Sentiment S. Heath: Ways with Words J. & K. Hill: Speaking Mexicano W. Keane: Signs of recognition E. Keating: Power sharing D. Lefkowitz: Words and stones J. Kuipers: Power in Performance J. Hill and K. Hill: Speaking Mexicano S. Philips: The Invisible Culture J. Sherzer: Kuna Ways of Speaking J. Sherzer: Verbal art in San Blas


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