New Course in Anthropological Linguistics

In the Fall of 2020, the Linguistics Program will offer a new 497 (Special Topics) course on Anthropological Linguistics, which has not been taught in the Program before.

The course description for the new course is as follows: "As one of the universal tools of humanity, language is a means of discovering both the diversity and universality found in humanity. This course is designed to help the student appreciate linguistic diversity, both for diversity's sake alone and for what it tells us about the possibilities of human language and human culture. In this course, we will investigate how languages and cultures interact and affect each other.  This involves understanding the theory in both the linguistic and anthropological sciences, as well as its application in the linguistic-anthropology interface. A secondary goal of the course is exposure to a wide variety of languages and cultures."

Please join us if you are interested!