Courses: Language in Social Context (ANTHB281001)

Spring 2011

Class Number: 1010
Studies of language in society have moved from the idea that language reflects social position/identity to the idea that language plays an active role in shaping and negotiating social position, identity, and experience. This course will explore the implications of this shift by providing an introduction to the fields of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. We will be particularly concerned with the ways in which language is implicated in the social construction of gender, race, class, and cultural/national identity. The course will develop students skills in the ethnographic analysis of communication through several short ethnographic projects.
Enrollment Limit: 25; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Class Year
Junior/Senior; Cross listed with LING B281.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1010 Div: I



Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TAYG

Meeting Times

T 1:00pm-3:30pm