Course ObjectiveKnowlegde of central notions and methods of anthropological linguistics.
Ability to observe and analyse linguistic phenomena from the perspective
of anthropological linguistics. Critical reflection on views regarding
the relationship between language and culture. The student is able to
report in a clear manner on results of his or her own anthropological
linguistic research. The student is able to interact critically with
literature in the field of anthropological linguistics.
Course ContentThe following topics are discussed. Methods and basic notions of
anthropological linguistics, orality and literacy, kinship terminology,
counting and numeral systems, language and taboo, taxonomies and
partonomies, the linguistic construction of personhood, language and
Teaching MethodsSeminars, interactive lectures (2 hours a week).
Method of AssessmentWritten exam on W.A. Foley. Anthropological Linguistics. An introduction
(Blackwell 1997) or a short essay on one of the topics discussed during
LiteratureW.A. Foley. Anthropological Linguistics. An introduction (Blackwell,
Target AudienceMaster's students in Linguistics (track Language Consultancy and
Linguistic Documentation), Research Master's students in Humanities
(track Linguistics), Research Master's students in Theology (track Bible
Translation); Master's and Research Master's students in Anthropology.
Recommended background knowledgeBA in Humanities, Linguistics or Social Sciences.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. L.J. de Vries|
|Examiner||prof. dr. L.J. de Vries|
prof. dr. L.J. de Vries
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