ANTHRCUL 777 - Linguistic Anthropology Laboratory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
1 - 3
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing in Anthropology or a related discipline.
May be repeated for credit.
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Linguistic anthropology is a laboratory field. The reasons for it were several. First, we regard graduate training in linguistic anthropology to much more closely resemble an apprenticeship model, than in cultural anthropology. Second, there are new technologies being developed that are increasingly being used in data analysis, including sound and visual analysis of face-to-face interaction. These require special training and resources. And third, but perhaps most importantly, a laboratory model provides a framework for encouraging research collaboration among graduate students and between students and faculty, rather than a model of research as done by a solitary ethnographer. This aspect of the lab framework has worked very well. A single lab-group has met on a regular basis for almost 10 years, discussing papers by visitors, discussing each other's works in progress, and practicing talks for professional meetings and for job interviews. We have succeeded in creating a strongly supportive, cooperative, and nurturing environment for within which students have been able to try out first ideas and first critiques of work by many of the leading figures in the field. The special issue of Michigan Discussions in Anthropology on Linguistic form and social action is a direct outcome of the lab structure.

ANTHRCUL 777 - Linguistic Anthropology Laboratory
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001 (LAB)
Th 5:30PM - 7:30PM
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