Anthropology of Language (E)
ENGLISH LINGUISTICS PROGRAM
|Course Code||İDB 222|
|Course Title||Anthropology of Language|
|Instructor||Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem KURTOĞLU|
|Office Hours||Friday 14:50 – 16:30|
|OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE COURSE|
|The aim of the course is to provide students a theoretical training in understanding language from an anthropological point of view. Students will be able to examine the issues arising from both anthropology and linguistics.|
|– 13.02.2014||Introduction||Foley, A. (1-3), Duranti, A. (1-4)|
|– 20.02.2014||Definitions: Anthropology of Language, Anthropological Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology||Duranti, A. (5-22)|
|– 27.02.2014||Meaning, Cognition and the Domain of Anthropological Linguistics, The Nature of Linguistic Sign: Icon, Index, Symbol||Foley, A. (3-40)|
|– 06.03.2014||The Evolution of Language||Foley, A. (43-78)|
|– 13.03.2014||Mind, Universals and the sensible world / Structuralism / Cognitive Anthropology||Presentation
Foley, A. (81-91), (92-105), (106-130)
|– 20.03.2014||Kinship / Color||Presentation Foley, A. (131-149), (150-165)|
|– 27.03.2014||MID-TERM EXAM|
|– 03.04.2014||On Relativist Understanding / Models and Metaphors/Linguistic Relativity and the Boasian Tradition||Presentation
Foley, A. (169-178), (179-191), (192-214)
|– 10.04.2014||Space / Classifiers||Presentation Foley, A. (215-229), (230-245)|
|– 17.04.2014||Speaking as a Culturally Constructed Act / Politeness, Face and the Linguistic Construction of Personhood||Presentation Foley, A. (249-259), (260-285)|
|– 24.04.2014||Language and Gender / Language and Social Position||Presentation Foley, A. (286-306), (307-343)|
|– 08.05.2014||Language Socialization / Contact Induced Language Change / Language Contact and Contact Languages||Presentation Foley, A. (345-358), (381-397),
Garrett, P. B. (46-72)
|Textbook(s)||Foley, W. A. (2001). Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.|
|Supplementary Reading(s)||Duranti, A. (1997). Linguistic Anthropology. New York: CUP.
Garrett, P. B. (2004) Language Contact and Contact Languages. In Duranti, A. (Ed.) A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Oxford: Blackwell.
60 (48% presentations + 12% exam)
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