LING 551

Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistics College of Humanities

Course Description

Language in culture and society: development, typology, and description.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Ling 220 and Ling 230; or equivalent.

Title

Contextualize Varieties of Language

Learning Outcome

Through readings, weekly exercises and discussions they will acquire the metalinguistic concepts necessary for contextualizing varieties of language.

Title

Transcription Sessions

Learning Outcome

In class transcription sessions will address the representation of linguistic data, and how that representation may affect one's assessments of semantic intent.

Title

Analysis of Linguistic Data in Social Contexts

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course students will be equipped with the conceptual tools to think about and analyze linguistic data in social contexts of use.

Title

Familiarity with Foundational Texts

Learning Outcome

Student will become conversant with foundational texts which inform our cultural understanding and use of language.