Models of Explanation in Sociology and Linguistic Anthropology
- to introduce the students to the parameters of variation of linguistic categorization
- to introduce the students to cross-cultural variation in speech practices and to the role of the language in traditional culture
- to introduce the students to the methods of study of this variation, including in field conditions
- understands the ways in which human language reflects and affects cultural practices
- understands principles and approaches the cross-linguistic investigation of the culturally relevant aspects of language and linguistically relevant aspects of culture
- masters the theoretical fundaments and practical methodological skills related to this domain
- Linguistic categorizationRelativism vs. universalism.
- Practices of namingTypology and cultural significance.
- IndexicalityThe creative function of linguistic forms and its social and cultural implications.
- Language and symbolic dominationHabitus theory.
- Textual genresLanguage as a set of practices.
- Language contact and multilingualism
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.2 * participation 1 + 0.2 * participation 2 + 0.3 * written assignment 1 + 0.3 * written assignment 2
- The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. (2014). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.repository.ubn.ru.nl.2066.132105
- Ahearn, L. M. (2017). Living Language : An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1367895