ANTH 4 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The study of language, including its general nature and its cognitive, biological, and social bases. Languages as they reflect the separate cultural realities of different societies.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain the nature and structure of human language, its acquisition process, its biological foundations, and its universal features as contrasted with various forms of non-verbal communication.
- Outcome 2: Use the methods of phonological analysis as a practical tool to describe individual languages
- Outcome 3: Describe the relationships between language and thought
- Outcome 4: Examine the influence of language on values, behavior, and inter and intra-cultural exchanges.
- Outcome 5: Describe linguistic change and the lexical reconstruction method used to infer time span, movements, and overall cultural content of population groups.