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

Fall 2005

ANT 392N • Intro to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28855 W
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
EPS 1.128
Stross

Course Description

As the graduate core course in linguistic anthropology, it consists of lectures and class discussions in a seminar format, introducing major topics in linguistic anthropology (the study of language in relation to culture and society). Topics covered include: Language Structure and Function; Language and World View; Ethnosemantics; Speech Socialization; Ethnography of Speaking; Speech Play and Verbal Art; Language and Social Structure; Variation in Language and Speech; Language Change and Reconstruction; Nonverbal Communication (including Writing Systems).  No prior training in linguistics is presupposed. 

Texts

N. Bonvillain Language, Culture and Communication [any edition] (required) B. Blount (ed.)  Language, Culture, and Society [2nd Edition] (required) K. Basso Portraits of "The Whiteman (optional) P.P. Giglioli, Language and Social Context (optional) R. Bauman and J. Sherzer, Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking (optional)

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