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Language and culture: an introduction - AAA130195
Anglický název: Language and culture: an introduction
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky (21-UAJD)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2023
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2, Z [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=8743
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: doc. Dr. phil. Eva Maria Luef, Mag. phil.
Prerekvizity : AAA230043
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace -
Linguistic anthropology studies the relationship between language and culture, as well as the linkages between language, culture, and cognition. Language is defined as the common human condition, which is also a fundamental mode of diversity across communities, and considered an integral part of culture – the sum of knowledge and practices shared by members of a community. This course provides an overview of important and current topics in the field and focusses on the question of how linguistic variation and categorization can be investigated from an anthropological perspective. In addition, research methods, including digital means to study culture and language, will be discussed. Students will become familiar with philosophical ideas, sociolinguistic models, and anthropological theories that have inspired the anthropology of language. An up-to-date review of the latest theories and findings in all the key areas will be presented alongside famous and influential studies that have shaped anthropological approaches to language in the past.
There is no textbook for this course; readings and other class notes will be posted on a class website (link tba).
Poslední úprava: Brůhová Gabriela, PhDr., Ph.D. (09.12.2019)
Podmínky zakončení předmětu -

 Attendance, active participation, weekly readings = 20%

 Assignments = 30%

 Oral presentation  = 30%

 Final exam = 20%

Poslední úprava: Luef Eva Maria, doc. Dr. phil., Mag. phil. (07.02.2022)
Literatura -

Colapinto, J. (2009): The Interpreter, New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/04/16/the-interpreter-2

Crystal, D. (2006). Language and the internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 2: Netspeak, pp. 26-65. 

Dabrowska, E. (2015). What exactly is Universal Grammar, and has anyone seen it? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 852.

Dingemanse, M. & Floyd, S. (2014). Conversation across cultures. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman & J. Sidnell (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.434-464. 

Duranti, A. (2009). History of linguistic anthropology. In A. Sujoldzic (Ed.), Linguistic Anthropology: UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. Oxford, UK: Eolss Publishers.

Eckert, T., Johann, A. Kaenzig, A., Kueng, M. Mueller, B. Schwald, C. & Walder, L. (2014). Is English a 'killer language"? The globalisation of a code. eHistLing, 1. 

Evans, N., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 429-492. 

Everett, D. L. (2008). Don’t sleep, there are snakes: Life and language in the Amazonian jungle. New York: Random House.

Kornai, A. (2013). Digital language death. PLoS ONE, 8/10, e77056.

Lee, C. (2014). Language choice and self-presentation in social media- The case of university students in Hong Kong. In: P. Seargeant & C. Tagg (Eds.), The Language of Social Media. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 91-111. 

Lotherington, H. (2003). Multiliteracies in Springvale: Negotiating language, culture and identity in suburban Melbourne In: R. Bayley & S. Schechter (eds.), Language socialization in bilingual and multilingual societies (pp. 200-217). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 


Mahay, J. (2013). "Their lives are so much better than ours!" The ritual (re)construction of social identity in holiday cards. In: D. Tannen & A. M. Trester (eds.), Language and the new media. Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, pp. 85-98. 

Martin, L. (1986). Eskimo words for snow: A case study in the genesis and decay of an anthropological example. American Anthropologist, 88/2, 418-423.

Nevins, A., Pesetsky, D. & Rodrigues, C. (2007). Piranha exceptionality: A reassessment. Language, 85, 355-404. 

Sacks, H., Schegloff, E. A. and Jefferson, G. (1974). A simplest systematics for the organization of turn-taking for conversation. Language, 50/4, 696-735.

Salzmann, Z. (2004). Language, culture, and society. Oxford, UK: Westview Press.

Schleef, R., Meyerhoff, M., & Clark, L. (2011). Teenagers' acquisition of variation: A comparison of locally-born and migrant teens' realisation of English (ing) in Edinburgh and London. English World-Wide, 32/2, 206-236. 

Shankar, S. (2008). Speaking like a model minority: "FOB" styles, gender, and racial meaning among Desi teens in Silicon Valley. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 18/2, 268-289.  

Sindoni, M. G. (2010). Creole in the Caribbean: How oral discourse creates cultural identities. Journal des Africanistes 80(1-2):217-236.

Tannen, D. (1984). The pragmatics of cross-cultural communication. Applied Linguistics, 5,/3, 189-195. 


Poslední úprava: Luef Eva Maria, doc. Dr. phil., Mag. phil. (07.02.2022)
Sylabus -



Required Readings


Preview of the course

Introduction to linguistic and cultural anthropology

Duranti, 2009


The beginnings of modern linguistic anthropology

Duranti, 2009: 263-278


Language, culture, and worldview

Martin, 1986

Everett, 2008 (introduction)

Nevins, Pesetsky, & Rodrigues, 2007


Universal Grammar

Dabrowska, 2015

Evans & Levinson, 2009


The primordial scene of socio-cultural life: Conversational exchanges from an anthropological viewpoint

Tannen, 1984,

Sacks, Schegloff & Jefferson, 1974

Dingemanse & Floyd, 2014


"Social media culture" and linguistic self-construction

Lee, 2014

Mahay, 2013

Crystal, 2006


Digital linguistic anthropology: Language change in online communities


Oral folklore and spoken art

Salzmann, 2004

Sindoni, 2010


"Desi land": Teen culture, gender, race

Shankar, 2008

Lotherington, 2003

Schleef, Meyerhoff, & Clark, 2011


Language vitality, death, and revitalization: The role of English

Eckert et al., 2014

Kornai, 2013


Linguistic anthropology in the contemporary world

Student presentations


Linguistic anthropology in the contemporary world

Student presentations


Linguistic anthropology in the contemporary world

Student presentations

Poslední úprava: Luef Eva Maria, doc. Dr. phil., Mag. phil. (07.02.2022)
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