Language in Society
Full course for one semester. The course will introduce the study
of language, both spoken and written, as a central element in the
construction of social life. On the one hand, society occasions and
constrains language; on the other, linguistic behavior creatively
affects social relationships and the contexts of social action. The
class will use both ethnographic materials and modest field
investigations of its own to explore this dual relationship.
Prerequisite: Anthropology/Linguistics 311, either previously or
concurrently, or consent of the instructor. Conference.
Cross-listed as Anthropology 313.
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