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ANTH 2040 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Credit Hours 3.0

Linguistic anthropology is broadly understood as the study of language as a part of culture. This course shows how language constitutes social action. Language is much more than a transparent medium for communicating ideas. Rather, the way we speak can have profound implications in terms of community membership, social exclusion, economic opportunity, identity, the way we view and understand the world. This course will cover the complexity of human languages and the significance of linguistic and cultural difference.