- To introduce students to the key concepts and notions of Linguistic Anthropology
- To familiarize students with the Linguistic Anthropology approach to oral and written interaction
- To teach students to apply some practical methods of oral and written communication analysis
- Students are able to read and understand scholarly texts in Linguistic Anthropology
- Students know the key notions and ideas of Linguistic Anthropology
- Students are familiar with various methods of anthropological analysis of oral and written communication
- Students are able to select and apply a method of anthropological analysis of oral and written communication suitable for their particular goals
- Introduction: What is linguistic anthropology?
- Language and culture
- Semiotics and the theory of sign
- Speech situations and models
- Language as social activity
- Social rituals
- Meaning in the context
- Oral and written
- Narrative analysis
- Discourse analysis
- Language ideologies
- Written assignment 1. Conversation analysisTo be done in the week between modules, to be graded in the 2nd module. Take-home assignment: Please, take any piece of oral interaction 3 minute long, transcribe it in the Jefferson system and indicate as many features of oral communication as you can. Comment your findings in a small essay (1000 words): comment the turn-taking and anything else that caught your eye.
- Exam research essayResearch essay written at home. Please, take any source, oral or written, and apply any of the methods and theories from the course to analyze it. You can use: discourse analysis, narrative analysis, semiotics of bureaucratic documents, theory of face and politeness, footing, dialogical approach, performative theory or semiotic ideology.
- 2023/2024 2nd module0.3 * Written assignment 1. Conversation analysis + 0.7 * Exam research essay
- Ahearn, L. M. (2017). Living Language : An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1367895
- The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. (2014). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.repository.ubn.ru.nl.2066.132105