ANTHRCUL 578 - Monographs in the Ethnography of Speaking
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with some major book-length works in the ethnography of speaking — i.e., works that take an ethnographic approach to language, with a focus on speaking as social action. Readings will range from studies that approach language ethnographically to studies that approach ethnography through language practices. Several different theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and kinds of ethnographic settings will be represented. By examining detailed field studies, both classic and recent, we will consider ways in which ethnographers have drawn on linguistic evidence to make inferences about social relations and cultural patterns; similarly, we will consider ways in which social relations and cultural practices have provided insight into language use. In reading monograph-length studies, we also will take the opportunity to consider the monograph itself as a genre of ethnographic representation.

Requirements include several short writing assignments, class participation, and a final paper.

Prerequisite: ANTHRCUL 576 or two courses in formal linguistics.

ANTHRCUL 578 - Monographs in the Ethnography of Speaking
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001 (SEM)
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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