ANTH 388

Language and Culture

A study of language in culture and society. Some of the topics explored include: social meaning in language; gender and language; the use of language in identity and power relations in media and marketing.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

Websites related to the course material:

The Diversity Style Guide.  “This guide, initially a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources.”  Its list of resources is quite comprehensive–worth reviewing!

Inclusive Language, Style Guide (Queen’s University).  Check out the right side bar as there are other writing guidelines.

Linguistic Society of America.  In particular, look at What is Linguistics? and Issues in Linguistics.

A.Word.A.Day.  Improve your vocabulary but also learn the etymology of words.  You can also subscribe to receive a word 5-days a week!

Language is the archives of history.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Created 2021-01-10; last updated 2021-01-13