ANTHRCUL 461 - Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will explore how Native North American languages are used in relation to the historical circumstances, cultural practices and social settings of their speakers. Of particular concern is the interrelationship between linguistic practice and ideologies that can either promote or discourage the use (and maintenance) of these languages. We will focus on topics such as the relationship between language and landscape, oral narratives, language and thought, dominant/subordinate language contact situations, sign language, and literacy.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include preparation for and active participation in discussions, three short book reviews, a midterm exam, and a paper on a topic related to the course.

Intended Audience:

No special background is required, but students should have upper-level or graduate student status.

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ANTHRCUL 461 - Language, Culture, and Society in Native North America
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0803250177
Introduction to Handbook of American Indian Languages and Indian Linguistic Families of America, Author: Franz Boas, Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 1991
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0816513236
Western Apache Language and Culture, Author: Keith Basso, Publisher: University of Arizona Press 1990
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781890771423
How to keep your language alive : a commonsense approach to one-on-one language learning, Author: Hinton, Leanne., Publisher: Heyday Books 2002
ISBN: 0881336947
The Invisible Culture, Author: Susan Philips, Publisher: Waveland Press
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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