Course Description: In this course students engage with foundational writings in the history of linguistics and linguistic anthropology. Linguistic anthropology is a unique field that focuses upon language as a cultural practice through which people are socialized and with which people actively create, maintain and alter their social worlds. Linguistic anthropology as a field tackles the diversity in languages and communicative practices across heterogeneous communities throughout the world. We will approach linguistic Anthropology through its intellectual genealogy in linguistics and cultural anthropology.
Professor: M. Eleanor Nevins
Office: AB 503