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Language and Culture

An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Examines the interconnectedness of language and culture from ethnographic and sociolinguistic perspectives. Comparative study of speaking in cultural context aimed at understanding the ways in which people use talk to cooperate, manipulate, structure events, and negotiate identities. Cross-cultural focus, with examples from such languages and language varieties as Japanese, Navajo, Apache, French, African- American English, and Chicano English. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. 1 unit. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

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An introduction to linguistic anthropology and the study of speaking in a cultural context. Students will examine the ways in which people use talk to cooperate, manipulate, structure events, and negotiate identities using examples such as Apaches, Japanese, Korean-Americans, New Yorkers, and people of different generations.
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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 3 Language and Culture Cyndi Dunn Barnes Science Center 405 25 / 5 11/26/2021
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