Course Description

Introduction to study of language, culture and society from an anthropological perspective. Focus on language and thought, ethnography of speaking, discourse and narrative, writing and literacy, and media communication. Discussion of key theories and methods of linguistic anthropology.

3 credits

About the Instructor

Dr.Viatori\'s research looks at dynamics of social exclusion and their contestation, primarily in South America. Between 2001 and 2006, he studied indigenous activists in lowland Ecuador and their experiences with recent economic and social reforms. This project is the subject of his first book, One State, Many Nations: Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador. At present, he is studying narratives of national unification that emerged during Ecuador’s border disputes with Peru and the role these narratives played in reinforcing domestic paradigms of racial exclusion in Ecuador. He is also working on new ethnographic projects in Peru and Canada.


Course Modules

Please note that this course outline is tentative and subject to change.

Module
Theme
1
Language Death and Revitalization
2
Linguistic Relatives and Universals
3
Speaking and Communication
4
Writing and Literacy
5
Language, Power and Traditional Media
6
Linguistic Resistance and Alternative Media

Assessement

  • Class Discussions (10 points each): 60 points
  • Quizzes (10 points each): 60 points
  • Exams (50 pointseach): 100 points

Questions

Instructor Contact

Maximilian S Viatori

Registration Information

Course Dept
ANTHR
Course Number
309
Section
XW
Credit Hours
3
Semester
Fall 2012
Dates
Aug 20 - Dec 14
Prerequisites
ANTHR 201 recommended
Delivery Fee
$150.00 *
* Delivery Fee is additional to Tuition & Fees.

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