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Culture and Language - LING332

This unit aims to develop students' knowledge of how cultural patterns (beliefs, values and norms) affect or relate to language and language use. It is grounded in an analysis of the theoretical and methodological issues common to linguistics and anthropology. Increasing globalisation, internationalisation and migration provide an imperative to develop awareness and understanding of issues associated with linguistic diversity. One effective approach is driven by a perspective of language as one part of cultural practice, and so focuses on the cultural meanings displayed in language use. Anthropological linguistics is interested in the meaning behind the ways in which language is used.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Nick Wilson

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING321
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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