BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Language, Culture, and Society



$ 579.00

Instructor: Richard H Buonforte MA, MPhil
Credits: 3.00

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Linguistic anthropology as a way of doing ethnography; language as symbolic form, vehicle of thought, and instrument of social interaction; speech events as cultural texts.

Course Content:

1. Introduction
2. Biography of a Sentence
3. Silence Across Languages
4. Beyond Translation
5. On Emerson on Language
6. Language in Particular
7. Quoting the Ancestors
8. Stalking with Stories
9. Speaking with Names
10. Wisdom Sits in Places
11. Preliminary Essay I
12. Preliminary Essay II
13. Final Essay

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.