ANTH 6 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 130)
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Surveys three core areas in linguistic anthropology. Structural linguistics examines phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, as well as the biocultural basis of language. Historical linguistics examines origins, evolution and change, dialects, language families, and linguistic diversity. Sociocultural linguistics examines language acquisition in cultural context, emphasizing the relationship between language and culture and issues of language conservation and loss.