Anthropology | Proseminar in Language and Culture
L500 | 0488 | Le Sourd


An introduction to the methods of linguistic anthropology and the issues
that linguistic anthropologists seek to address.  The course will involve
close reading of works representing a variety of approaches to language and
cognition, ranging from Saussure's classic work in semiotics and work in
the Americanist tradition of Boas and Sapir to treatments of cultural
phenomena that are rooted in modern formal linguistics, contemporary
cognitive analyses of language, and the ethnography of speaking.  Course
work will include both critiques of individual papers and problems in
linguistic analysis.