II. Linguistic Anthropology


The goal of this course is to introduce linguistic anthropology as a interdisciplinary field dedicated to “the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice”. The main attention will be focused on the interrelationship between language and culture, language and society, language and context, language and cognition, language and identity, and language and ideology. Topics discussed will also include ritual language, the politics of language, and language revitalization.


Requirements and assessment:
To receive credits, each students will be required to give an oral presentation of his/her paper, and to submit one translation of an article from the field of linguistic anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Active participation in seminar work and eighty per cent attendance is a must.

Recommended literature:

Budil, I. T.: Mýtus, jazyk a kulturní antropologie. Praha, 1999.
Černý, M.: Homo loquens. Vybrané kapitoly z lingvistické antropologie. Ostrava, 2009.
Duranti, A.: Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge, 1997.
Duranti, A.: Linguistic Anthropology. A Reader. Oxford, 2001.
Foley, W. A.: Anthropological Linguistics. An Introduction. Oxford, 1997.
Hagége, C.: Člověk a řeč. Lingvistický příspěvek k humanitním vědám. Praha, 1998.
Hymes, D.: Language in Culture and Society. New York, 1964.
Kramsch, C.: Language and Culture. Oxford, 1998.
Romaine, S.: Language in Society. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Oxford, 2001.
Salzmann, Z.: Jazyk, kultura a společnost. Úvod do lingvistické antropologie. Praha, 1997.


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