ANTHRCUL 675 - Topics in Anthropological Linguistics
Section: 001 Discourse in Social Interaction
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is a lab-based introduction to the study of face-to-face interaction as a window onto social and cultural processes. The course equips students with methods that can then be incorporated into research projects in anthropology and in linguistics, including those that use ethnographic methods. While students are expected to read and report on outside literature every week, the course is data-centered and designed to hone skills in observation and analysis. For at least half the term, you will use ELAN (a multimedia annotator developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) to make different types of observations on the same stretch of video data, data that you select and transcribe. Topics include the interactional significance of pauses and speech overlap; laughter and dysfluencies; pacing and speech rate; "poetic" structure and rhythmic integration; the patterning of deictic expressions across turns-of-talk; cross-modal sign behavior, especially co-speech gesture; and the built environment in which interaction unfolds.

ANTHRCUL 675 - Topics in Anthropological Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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