First-year anthropology graduate students or Instructor Permission. Examination of properties of human language which enable social persons to interpret the cultural world and to act within it. Topics include principles of lexical and grammatical organization; the role of language structure (grammar) and linguistic context (indexicality) in discursive activity; referential uses of language; social interaction; markers of social role and criteria by which models of linguistic form and function are formulated and on the empirical limits within which different models have explanatory value.
Section 401 - SEM
Section 301 - SEM
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Department of Anthropology
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