2019-2020 University Catalog [under review] 
    
    Jun 26, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog [under review]
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SOAN 252 - Language, Culture, and Communication


FDR: SS4
Credits: 3

This course surveys anthropological approaches to understanding the intersections among language, culture and society. Topics include non-human communication systems, the origins of human language, and methods of establishing historical relationships among languages. Formal linguistic analysis receives some attention, but the greatest part of the course concerns language in sociocultural contexts. Examples of linguistic phenomena in ethnographic perspective are drawn from people around the world, including the Gullah, the Apache, and the Bedouin of Egypt. Bell.




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