Anthropology | Language and Culture
L200 | 10605 | LeSourd


This course provides an introduction to the study of language and its
relationship to other aspects of culture. It examines how the
languages that people speak reflect their cultural traditions, how the
use of language shapes those traditions, how categories of language
are related to categories of thought, and how linguistic variation
reflects distinctions of race, class, and gender. Work for the course
includes a series of problem sets that provide students with
experience with the methods of linguistic analysis, plus several short
papers for which students are asked to critique readings for the course.