Welcome to ANP 420 Language and Culture

This online class explores the relationship between language and culture, and the various approaches that have been used to describe and analyze it. The course includes a variety of topics that will both introduce and orient the students to current debates within the field of Linguistic Anthropology.  We will read some fundamental articles in linguistic anthropology and address the ways in which language shapes cultural meanings. We will also examine the role of language in social life, including how language simultaneously reflects social roles and helps to create them.  Finally, we will address some of the important consequences of language and power.  This includes many issues including the role of language in producing social inequality. [Read More]