Graduate School of Humanities Department of Languages and Literature Western Literature Field
English Linguistics & Literature Speciality
English Linguistics Special Studies (Seminar IV)
E科目 (English, English)
This course is designed to have graduate-level students discuss and explore 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. We will also discuss the notion of dialogicality and how that manifests itself in language.|
Keywords : Language, culture, linguistic relativity, indexing, deixis, dialogicality|
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Reference Books : Basso, Keith H. 1996. Wisdom sits in places: landscape and language among the Western Apache. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
Becker, Alton. 1995. Beyond translation: essays toward a modern philology. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Bowerman, Melissa. 1996. The origins of children's spatial semantic categories: cognitive versus linguistic determinants. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity, 145-176. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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.
Ochs, Elinor. 1992. Linguistic resources for socializing humanity. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity (Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language), 407-437. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pinker, Steven. 1994. The language instinct: how the mind creates language. New York: William Morrow and Co.
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.
Tomasello, Michael. 1999. The human adaptation for culture. Annual review of anthropology 1999 (28): 509-529.
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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.
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Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm data presentation: 40%
Final exam: 50%
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