LING 420 - Word and Metaphor
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 315, 316, or equivalent.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In poetic metaphor, words or phrases "jump" from one frame of reference to another. It turns out that the meanings of words and phrases in ordinary language, not just in poetry, can jump or at least slither around creatively. In this course, we look closely at the meaning of word systems in English and other (mostly non-western) languages in an effort to discover how words mean. In addition to the classic anthropological domains (color, kinship, emotions, and natural species), which focus mainly on nouns and adjectives, we will look closely at action verbs, verbs of social transaction, and adverbs. In the end we will have to ask whether dictionaries are possible, and whether translation across very different linguistic cultures is possible.

LING 420 - Word and Metaphor
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28753
Open
13
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for LING 420 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)