Anthropology | Language And Culture
L200 | 11189 | LeSourd
This course provides an introduction to the study of language and to
the relationship between language and 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.