ANT 253H - (5) A cross-cultural comparison of any of the...

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ANT 253H: Language and Society 2010 INSTRUCTOR: M. Danesi (416-585-4412) e-mail: marcel.danesi@utoronto.ca Office: Birge Carnegie, 26 TAs: Sara Maida-Nicol ( sm.nicol@utoronto.ca ) Graydon Gibbins ( graydon.gibbins@utoronto.ca ) Daniella Joffre ( d.jofre@utoronto.ca ) Chantelle Leblanc ( chantelle.leblanc@utoronto.ca ) TEXTBOOKS: M. Danesi, Language, Society, and Culture: Introducing Anthropological Linguistics (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2008). Susan D. Blum, Making Sense of Language (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). GRADING: 2 In-class tests: 50% (October 19, December 7) 1 Final essay: 50% (due December 7) TESTS: Cover both the textbook and the reader FINAL ESSAY TOPICS: (1) Study of any aspect of the relation between language structure and society (2) Study of any aspect of slang and its relation to society (3) Study of any aspect of metaphor and its relation to cognition or culture (4) Study of any aspect of linguistic relativity
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Unformatted text preview: (5) A cross-cultural comparison of any of the above (6) Study of any aspect of the relation of language to culture (7) Analysis of any aspect of Internet language (8) Any other topic OUTLINE: (Tuesday 6-8) (1) September 14 Studying Language Reader: Chapter 1 (2) September 21 Origin of Language Reader: Chapter 2 (3) September 28 Language Levels (4) October 5 Language and Social Phenomena Reader: Chapters 24, 28, and 30 (5) October 12 Using Language Reader: Chapters 31 and 32 (6) October 19 Test 1 (7) October 26 Variation Reader: Chapter 37 (8) November 2 Language and Classification Reader: Chapters10 and 12 (9) November 9 Fall Break (10) November 16 Metaphor Reader: Chapter 11 (11) November 23 Pop Language Reader: Chapter 27 (12) November 30 Writing Reader: Chapters 7 and 8 (13) December 7 Test 2 Essay due...
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