1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 5490

Course Name: 
Speech Play and Verbal Art
Career: 
Graduate
Units: 
3.00

This graduate-level seminar seeks to understand variation in language (and its significance for social relations and social hierarchies) by focusing on forms of language that are aesthetically valued (whether as powerful or as poetic) in particular communities. The course assumes some familiarity both with technical analysis of language and anthropological perspectives on social formations.