The linguistic anthropology subfield prepares students
to investigate the role of language in community, national, and cross-cultural
interactions. It is distinguished from purely linguistic perspectives
by its concern with the social and cultural factors that underlie people's
use of language to share information and shape social reality and that
contribute to communicative dysfunctions in community life. The Anthropology
Doctoral Program cooperates with the Linguistics Doctoral Program in the
sharing of faculty and in the offering of courses preparing students for
the study of urban problems that involve language. The offerings include
courses in sociolinguistics, urban linguistics, applied linguistics, bilingualism,
and other issues involving the role of language in public education and
public life in general in a multilingual city. Relevant courses in linguistic
anthropology not offered at CUNY may be taken at New York University through
the consortial arrangement. The unusual number of specialists in creole
languages among Anthropology and Linguistics faculty allows a concentration
on public education policies for speakers of such languages for whom English
is a second language or, with even more subtle problems, a second dialect.
"The Emergence of Dialogic Identities: Transforming Heteroglossia in the
Pamela Ann. 1986
"Language Shift and the Redefinition of Social Boundaries Among the Carib
Ethnicity, Class, Capitalism, Globalization, Transnational Processes,
"Case Marking in Kiowa: A Study of Organization of Meaning"
"Syntax of the Language of Gaviao Indians of Rondonia, Brazil"
"Case Marking in Kiowa: a Study of Organization of Meaning"
Walter T. 1983
"Northern Naga: A Tibeto-Burman Mesolanguage"
- Van Horn,
Lawrence Franklin. 1977
"Differential Language Use at Burnt Church, a Bilingual Indian Community
of Eastern Canada"
Applied, Capitalism, Globalization, Transnational Processes, Policy.
John Joseph. 1972
Alice W. 1988
"Topics in Mohawk Grammar"
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