Language is a fundamental property of being human. Linguistics, the study of human language, is one of the four branches of anthropology. Linguistic anthropology explores the dynamic interrelationships among language, culture, and society, how human beings make sense of the world, and participate in social life through creative speech acts and linguistic play. Courses familiarize students with a range of theoretical and analytic approaches, including general linguistics, sociolinguistics, theories of languages, communication, semiotics, and literary studies.
Notes about this immersion:
- This immersion is closed to students majoring in anthropology and sociology who have chosen the cultural anthropology track.
|ANTH-104||Language and Linguistics|
|Choose two of the following:|
|ANTH-201||Ethnographic Imagination: Writing about Society and Culture|
|ANTH-220||Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology|
|ANTH-285||American Indian Languages|
|ANTH-290||Language and Sexuality|
|ANTH-305||Comparative and Historical Linguistics|
|ANTH-312||People Before Cities|
|PHIL-414||Philosophy of Language|