Graduate School of Humanities Department of Languages and Literature Western Literature Field
English Linguistics & Literature Speciality
English Linguistics Special Studies (Seminar II)
Ito B-219 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
This course is designed to introduce graduate-level students to the ways that language interacts with the basic idea of culture. What is culture? How and why is culture so intertwined with language? We will discuss topics such as linguistic relativity, language and identity, and specific cross-linguistic cases where culture strongly determines linguistic choices.|
Keywords : Language, culture, linguistic relativity, indexing, deixis|
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Reference Books : Other readings will come from the following:
Basso, Keith. 1984. Stalking with stories: names, places, and moral narratives among the Western Apache. In Edward M. Bruner (ed.), Text, play, and story: the construction and reconstruction of self and society, 19-55.
Haviland, John B. 1996. Projections, transpositions, and relativity. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity, 271-323. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jakobson, Roman. 1990 . Shifters and verbal categories. In Linda Waugh and Monique Monville-Burston, eds., On language, 386-392. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Slobin, Dan I. 1996. Thinking for speaking. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity, 271-323. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
NB: Other materials to supplement the lessons will be provided by the instructor during relevant lectures./discussions
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.
Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please let me know if you are having difficulties comprehending the material - I am free to talk whenever I am in my office. I can also make appointments via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm data presentation: 20%
Final paper: 30%
In-class reading presentation: 15%
Final data presentation: 20%
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