ANTHRCUL 375 - Talking and Telling
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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One course in linguistics, anthropology, or a related field.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to systematic thinking about the structure and function of conversation and narrative from the perspective of anthropology, sociology and linguistics. We will think about such topics as what makes something a conversation, how conversations are organized, what role speaker characteristics play in talk (e.g., gender, age, ethnicity, social rank, culture), the family as an interactional unit, talk in institutions, types of talk (e.g., gossip, interviews), the differences between conversation and narrative, and the role of narratives in ritual, identity construction, and public life. Methodologically the course is aimed at developing students into careful observers who study face to face interactions and narrative. To this end students are taught how to gather oral language data, transcribe it, formulate research questions, and conduct analyses. After an initial independent project, students will work in teams with their collective data to explore other questions collaboratively.

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ANTHRCUL 375 - Talking and Telling
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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