ANT 114 - Language, Culture, and Communication
An introduction to the multifaceted meanings and uses of language in society. Basic discussion of issues in the evolution of language, language learning, language and cultural meaning and sociolinguistics. Relationships between language and class, race and gender. ANT 114 will fill the Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Better understand the relationship between language, power and society as expressed through multilingualism, diglossia, language and social identity, and language ideology, among other concepts discussed in this course.
2. Define and provide relevant examples of all the important terms, concepts and expressions discussed in this course.
3. Add to, and critique, classmates’ understanding of important course concepts.
4. Summarize and critique at least two scholarly essays written by professional sociolinguists.
5. Research, write and document a paper addressing problems/issues confronting a linguistic minority.
6. Conduct field research regarding an assigned linguistic variable, analyze the results, and present findings to the class and the instructor.
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