Linguistic Theory and Practice

ANTH 2800 S01 [CRN: 25325]

An introduction to theoretical and methodological issues in the study of language and social life. We begin by examining semiotic approaches to language. We turn to classical research on language as a structured system - covering such topics as phonology and grammatical categories - but we focus on the implications of such work for broader social scientific and humanistic research. We then consider areas of active contemporary research, including cognition and linguistic relativity, meaning and semantics, pronouns and deixis, deference and register, speech acts and performativity, interaction, verbal art and poetics, reported speech, performance, and linguistic ideology.
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
14
Primary Instructor
Meetings
13:30 - 15:50 Tue - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
11