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ANTH 260. Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: Anthropological study of language use in social, cultural, and political contexts. Ethnolinguistic case studies from around the world.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the role linguistic anthropology plays in the context of the other anthropological subfields.
2. Summarize major changes over time in anthropological approaches to the relationship between language and culture.
3. Demonstrate a basic grasp of the techniques used by linguists and linguistic anthropologists to analyze sounds, words, sentences, and modes of discourse in different linguistic systems.
4. Articulate central issues involved in debates about linguistic determinism and the agency of individual speakers.
5. Explicate ethnographic findings in key areas of contemporary research in linguistic anthropology.

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