LING 103 - First Year Seminar (Social Science)
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Stereotypes and Native Languages
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Description

How have misconceptions about Native Americans affected language descriptions? How do Native American languages enrich our understanding of Language? To address the former question, we examine several cases of supposed linguistic relativity involving Native American languages, including grammatical gender based on animacy rather than biological sex in Ojibwe, time in Hopi, and words for ‘snow’ in Yupik and Inuit.

To address the latter question, we consider Ojibwe (Algonquian), the language of the Nishnaabeg, who are indigenous to the Great Lakes region. We examine several aspects of the language which differ from English and many Indo-European languages, including word-building processes, word order, and gender-neutral pronouns. No linguistic experience required.

Intended Audience:

Audience is first or second year linguistics students. No linguistic background needed.

Schedule

LING 103 - First Year Seminar (Social Science)
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002 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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