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Course Overview

This course is a theoretical introduction to the study of language as social practice. It is social theory for those interested in language. It is also appropriate for anyone wishing to understand the place of language in recent social thought. There are no prerequisites. Topics include language and semiotics, speech acts and performativity, language and embodiment, relativity and difference, units and structures of participation, language and practice theory, discourse genres, and reference. Students will be expected to make their own connections in a final paper between the theories introduced in the course and their ¿home disciplines,¿ such as Deaf Studies, Interpreting, Education, Linguistics, and other, related fields.

Pre-or Co-requisites: For UG students: LIN 301, 302; or Permission of Instructor; for Grad students: Permission of Instructor.

Program: Linguistics

Credit: 3

Other Courses

LIN-841

Discourse Analysis

The focus of this course is a comparison…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-842

Discourse Analysis: Conversation

The purpose of this course is to introduce…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-843

Discourse Analysis: Narrative

The purpose of this course is to introduce…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-850

Historical Linguistics

This course focuses on language change. Topics include…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-855

Language Typology

In this course we survey the range of…

Linguistics

Credits 3

LIN-860

Language Variation

An examination of analytical methods used in the…

Linguistics

Credits 3