ANTHR 309

Language, Culture, and Society

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Linguistic anthropology as a way of doing ethnography; language as symbolic form, vehicle of thought, and instrument of social interaction; speech events as cultural texts.

When Taught

Fall

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Language, Culture, and Society

Learning Outcome

Develop an enhanced understanding of human language. Prepare to do effective ethnography, to eventually produce an accurate and insightful interpretation of another system of thought and tradition of communicative practice. Describe the positions, ideas, and approaches that will most help you to make sense of speech acts and events, or to "interpret social and cultural systems through the manifold lenses afforded by language and speech." Demonstrate the ability to think soundly, to communicate effectively, and to write a clear and convincing essay.