Courses: Language in Social Context (LINGB281001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 1924
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.
Div: I; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI), Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment limit: 25;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1924 Div: I; CICC ; SO



Taught By



Bryn Mawr, DAL2

Meeting Times

MW 1:00pm-2:30pm