Language and Culture - Introduction

Language and Culture - Introduction - Instructor Claire...

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9/17/2009 1 Anthropology 2245 Instructor: Claire Hough-Gurski [email protected] TA: Roronhiakehte Deer [email protected] Course website: publish.uwo.ca/~mchough “Language is the means by which human being communicate with each other and as such it is an essential part of what it means to be human and an essential part of culture.” (Nanda, Warms, 1998) What is Linguistic Anthropology ? How language is used the contexts and situations Linguistics is the patterns and structures of language Central questions: The words we use, do they affect the way we experience the world? Does a speaker of a different language view the world differently? One of the aims of linguistic anthropology is to understand thought processes, how language affects these and how the human mind is organized with respect to language. Linguistic anthropology is a subfield of Anthropology So what is Anthropology ? Study of people
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