ANTH 4 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The Study of Language: its general nature, 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 biological foundations and its universal features as contrasted with other forms of 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 and their applications in education
- Outcome 4: Describe how languages influence cultural worldviews, values, mental processes, behavior, occupational stratification, and social groups (gender, ethnic identity, etc.)
- Outcome 5: Describe linguistic change and the lexical reconstruction method used to infer time span, movements, and overall culture content of population groups.
- Outcome 6: Apply information presented in class on the nature of linguistic diversity and its significance to intra - as well as inter - cultural exchanges