Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
This is an introduction to linguistic anthropology, focusing on language in use from an ethnographic point of view and complements rather than duplicates similar offerings in linguistics. Language is taken as a subset of culture. We begin with a core concept, Peirce’s idea of the index and his semiotics more generally, and explore several topics through ethnographic studies using qualitative data. The topics include power, gender & identity, creativity, language & thought, language shift & documentation. The course is useful for anyone interested in understanding aspects of social life that involve communication.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment - 2,500 word essay (50%).
Resit: 1 three-hour examination (100%).
Introductory quiz designed to identify students' assumptions about language and language use feedback on tutorial presentations.